Quicksand And Cactus
Juanita Brooks became one of the best-known historians of Mormon and Utah history. Her autobiography is a valuable source of information on early southern Utah and Mormon history.
Paperback, 342 pages
Published December 1st 1992 by Utah State University Press
(first published 1982)
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This is a memoir of Juanita Brooks, Mormon historian. She was born around the turn of the 20th century in Bunkerville, Nevada. This book has the feel of a Mormon "Little House on the Prairie." I used to live near St. George (around the corner from the Juanita Brooks' old house, as a matter of fact), and I read this to get a feel of the local history. Her own life story is fascinating as well. She became a young widowed mother and had to figure out a way to support herself.