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Douglas H. Thayer (born April 19th, 1929) is considered one of the foremost fiction writers exploring contemporary Mormon life. He has been called the “Mormon Hemingway” for his straightforward style and powerful prose. Growing up in Provo, Utah, Thayer spent his boyhood largely running free and hunting, fishing, and hiking in the surrounding Wasatch Mountains. He dropped out of high school in 1946 to join the U.S. Army, serving in Germany. He later returned to Germany for 30 months as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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