Last night Cirila and I got a babysitter and went out to celebrate our anniversary. After dinner and dessert we ended up in our local Barnes and Noble, enjoying the chance to browse without our two year old demanding that we purchase those Matchbox car “books”. Anyway, I was somewhat surprised to see what books made up B&N’s LDS section.
Here is the sum total of what they carried:
Juanita Brooks, Mountain Meadows Massacre
Sally Denton, American Massacre: The Tragedy at Mountain Meadow
Will Bagley, Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Mountain Meadows Massacre
Ostling, Mormon America: The Power and the Promise
Claudia and Richard Bushman, Building the Kingdom: A History of Mormons in America
Wha??? Three books on the MMM, one (albeit terrific) general book on Mormonism aimed at high-schoolers, and the Ostlings’ book? Now I don’t expect too much from a general chain bookstore, and I understand the MMM books are new, but that selection just seems silly.