The Sisterhood: Inside the Lives of Mormon Women

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Macmillan, Oct 2, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 244 pages
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Many hold a deep fascination with Mormonism but erroneously think of it as a secret religion that celebrates polygamy and confinement. Most outsiders regard Latter-day Saint women as submissive and pitiable. In The Sisterhood, award-winning author Dorothy Allred Solomon takes us inside the lives of women of the faith. She focuses on the roles of Mormon women in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries, including fascinating personal stories about family, children, and husbands. She takes us into the lives of the High Priestesses of the Church, draws on histories sustained by the most thorough genealogical records in the world, and addresses the wives of polygamists. The Sisterhood sheds light on an expanding and complex religion and offers a long overdue portrait of Mormonism and women.

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If the Mormon religion discriminates against women by denying them religious authority and subordinating them always to men, why aren't women leaving Mormonism in droves, and why would any woman want ... Read full review

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Dorothy Allred Solomon is the author of the seminal books In My Father's House and Daughter of the Saints. She has appeared on The Today Show and Oprah. She is a recipient of the Utah Governor's Media Award for Excellence and of the WILLA Literary Award. She lives in Layton, Utah.