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Judith Freeman’s wide-ranging novels, from her 1989 debut, “The Chinchilla Farm,” to her 2001 historical novel of polygamy, “Red Water,” have explored Mormon families and culture through the lens of invented characters. Now in her memoir “The Latter Days,” published by Pantheon Books earlier this month, Freeman explicates the fictions of her memory, exploring her path growing up in a devout Mormon family in Ogden and leaving behind the religion of her childhood. The book’s detailed exploration of Utah Mormon culture might attract national readers, but just as intriguing is …

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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Shakespeare Festival  actors rehearse ’Henry V’ in the new Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre in Cedar City on Thursday, June 16, 2016. The  outdoor Engelstad Shakespeare Theater is the centerpiece of Southern Utah University’s $39 million Beverley Center for the Arts, which also houses USF’s new 200-seat Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre and the $8 million Southern Utah Museum of Art. Utah Shakespeare Festival launches new theater with much ado
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