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Local author to hold book signing in Springville

Aug 12, 2019 05:15PM

Marilyn Brown will sign her novels about Utah, including her latest, The Black Canary on Sept. 7 from 1-3 p.m. at the Brown Art Gallery, 274 South, Main Street, in Springville.

If you haven’t had a chance to read Marilyn Brown’s novels about Utah, check this one out. The Black Canary describes the 1920-25 mining life in Helper, Utah. Prominent poet-playwright, Carol Lynn Pearson, writes “Marilyn Brown is a master storyteller.

The Black Canary sings from its pages the cacophony of hate and fear through the clash of race, religion, and class, intertwined with the welcome harmony of love. That many of these stunning events are historical makes the reading a deeply rich experience.” Marilyn Arnold, a novelist, honored analyst of the Book of Mormon, and past executive of BYU, writes, “Marilyn Brown has done it again! In The Black Canary, she has skillfully blended history and fiction in an impressively authentic setting. She takes us to the mining town of Helper, Utah, and spins a gripping tale of personal and community struggle, of racism, labor strikes, death, and young romance. At the same time, we become attached to the lovable canaries who give their lives to save the miners. Marilyn is gifted with language, with understanding, insight, and purpose.”

Novelist H. Linn Murphy, the author of The Heart of Fire, writes, “Powerful! It immersed me in mining life in 1920s Utah so well that I kept waiting for that mine whistle to blow. . . . I greatly enjoyed this book.” The book can be found on Amazon, enter The Black Canary/Marilyn Brown. (Submitted to Serve Daily by Daryl Tucker.)