Parting the Mormon Veil : Phyllis Barber's writing
Universidad de Valencia
On the cover: Phyllis Barber writes about miracles, premonitions, visits from our dearly departed, and the sometimes angst of good church-going people. Take Ida, who puts her undergarments into the wash and prances naked through the spin cycle, thinking no harm done and that no one will know. The ensuing comedy confirms that God sees everything.
These twelve short stories are based on tales overheard at church, newspaper accounts, and stories from the Fife Collection at Utah State University, Latter-day Saint publications, and family records. Some have passed from generation to generation. All of course, are true.