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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Coke Newell Reads an Excerpt

Coke Newell's book "On the Road to Heaven" was published by Zarahemla Books, the smallest publisher represented here tonight, but good books come from publishers of all kinds.

His book is written in first person, with a good voice. It's the story of an old copy of the Book of Mormon, signed by the prophet George Albert Smith. A young man is trying to convince his parents that he is truly committed to his girlfriend, and is seeking advice from his mother on how he should approach a right and true relationship with this girl. Every time he reads of Jesus, he finds himself wanting to know more about Him.

A well-written segment, again, a clearly deserving book of the Whitney nomination.

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