The Way to the Shining City

a story of the early Mormons in Missouri and Nauvoo, Illinois

by Elaine Stienon



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/16/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781456754167
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781456754150

About the Book

Love and violence on the American frontier characterize this exciting novel about the early Mormons and their search for a place of peace and religious freedom. Thwarted in their attempt to settle together in northern Missouri, they flee to Illinois where they establish a city called Nauvoo on the Mississippi. The novel describes their search for a place of refuge, the heart-rending story of their persecutions, and the ultimate destruction of their city.

The novel's main character is Gabriel Romain, a blacksmith and physician, who tries to deal with persecution, slavery, and death. How he eventually becomes the leader of his little group is part of his story. His attempts to protect them and find safety for them is related against the background of this turbulent time in American history.

About the Author

Elaine Stienon attended the University of Michigan, where she received a Hopwood award for a collection of short fiction. With a life-long interest in the history of the early Mormons and the difficulties they experienced on the American frontier, she belongs to two historical associations which have enhanced her knowledge.