Editing & Publishing
Levi S. Peterson
Greening Wheat: Fifteen Mormon Short Stories
The awards committee said, "This collection goes far toward proving
Peterson's thesis that 'good stories are appearing among the Mormons,
greening like wheat in a Utah spring.' Centering in what Peterson has
called 'the possibility of wrong behavior,' these stories variously
examine the tension between Sainthood as fact and Sainthood as
aspiration, between belief and doubt, and between expected blessings
and the traumas of reality. Peterson has performed an important
service for Mormon letters by collecting 'an abundant sampling of
[Mormon] experience--comedy and tragedy, ecstasy and disillusionment,
restraint and sensuality, heroism and failure, romance and defiance.'
The Association for Mormon Letters commends Levi S. Peterson for
making thee hitherto generally inaccessible stories available to a
larger LDS and non-LDS audience."