On The Edge of Memory

More Notes on a Small-Town Boyhood

Fields of Memory …

In this sequel to IN THE SHADE OF THE COTTONWOODS, Hafen continues his quest to reveal in words what it meant to grow up in a small town like St. George, Utah, in the 1950s and 60s. Douglas Alder, former president of Dixie College, calls Hafen’s writing, “Pure delight.” There is more than nostalgia here, he says. “These essays are about identity, how a boy turns into a man, how a town turns into a city.” Celebrated writer Terry Tempest Williams calls Lyman Hafen, “a translator for our times.”

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