Wasatch: Mormon Stories and a Novella

"LDS literary fiction at its finest, written with Thayer’s crisp style and shot through with his trademark irony, tempered by his faith." —Richard Cracroft, emeritus professor of English, BYU Douglas Thayer's third collection presents a dozen of his career-best ... Read More

The Tree House

When Harris Thatcher's father dies, the boy's journey into manhood becomes complicated with questions of faith, the meaning of life, and the capriciousness of death. Harris soon finds himself preaching the Mormon gospel as one of the ... Read More


"One of the finest writers the LDS Church has yet produced has now turned his talent to his own growing-up years. Entertaining, wise—and it's even true." —Orson Scott Card In the days before sunscreen, soccer practice, MTV, and Amber ... Read More

Summer Fire

In this important work Thayer traces the confrontation of Owe, an unusually devout sixteen year old Mormon boy, with a usually hostile spiritual environment, and achieves, en route to Owen's humanizing, a refreshing human universality and reaffirmation ... Read More

Mr. Wahlquist in Yellowstone

This well-designed book with cover an by Royden Card will be warmly welcomed by Douglas Thayer's many readers. The stories are vintage Thayer, well-honed, not recognizably Mormon, but definitively Western. The five stories present themes familiar to ... Read More

The Conversion of Jeff Williams

Provo is a world away from San Diego. In this topsy-turvy tale, it is the wealthy, religious, east-bench Provoans who enjoy the best that life can offer and share it with a less privileged, laid-back, So Cal ... Read More

Under the Cottonwoods

Poised on a decisive moment, a story may follow the fractional turnings of a character choosing his way through a crisis. or it may follow him into the gap between the limitations of his own understanding and ... Read More

Greg & Kellie

A story by Douglas Thayer and his wife Donlu DeWitt Thayer. Greg is a high school graduate, popular, good-looking, and energetic. He is a good member of the Church and plans to serve a mission like his brother. ... Read More