Douglas Thayer

Biography

Douglas Thayer teaches English at Brigham Young University, where he has served as director of composition, chair of creative writing, associate department chair, and associate dean. He has received various awards for his fiction, including the Karl G. Maeser Creative Arts Award. He is the author of the novels Summer Fire and The Conversion of Jeff Williams and two collections of short stories, Mr. Wahlquist in Yellowstone and Under the Cottonwoods and Other Mormon Stories, and he has been published in Colorado Quarterly, Dialogue, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere.

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Wasatch: Mormon Stories and a Novella
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,670. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011 by Zarahemla Books. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Douglas Thayer's third collection of short fiction presents a dozen of his career-best stories, including several that have never before appeared in print.
The Tree House
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 141,470. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2011 by Zarahemla Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
As a missionary in post-WWII Germany and a solider in the Korean War, Harris Thatcher faces questions of faith, the meaning of life, and the capriciousness of death.
Hooligan: A Mormon Boyhood
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,650. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2011 by Zarahemla Books. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
In the days before sunscreen, soccer practice, MTV, and Amber Alerts, boys roamed freely in the American West--fishing, hunting, hiking, pausing to skinny-dip in a river or pond. Douglas Thayer was such a boy, and in this poignant, often humorous memoir, he depicts his Utah Valley boyhood during the Great Depression and World War II.

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