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The Provo City Library is committed to bringing exciting, well-known and well-beloved authors to Utah Valley!  Only the finest authors and illustrators in the publishing world are invited to speak at the Library as part of our AuthorLink series.

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Mette Ivie Harrison

Wednesday, December 2
7:00 pm | Room 309

Mette Ivie Harrison is the author of numerous books for adults and young adults, including THE PRINCESS AND THE HOUND and MIRA, MIRROR, and THE BISHOP'S WIFE. Join her for the release of HIS RIGHT HAND, the second Linda Wallheim mystery. 



In the follow-up to the controversial and critically acclaimed mystery, THE BISHOP'S WIFE, Mormon housewife Linda Wallheim finds herself once again ruffling feathers in Draper, Utah, as she assists a murder investigation that is being derailed by transphobia within the LDS community. 

In Draper, Utah, a tight-knit Mormon community is thrown into upheaval when their ward’s second counselor—one of the bishop’s right-hand men—is found dead in an elaborately staged murder on church property. Carl Ashby was known as a devout Mormon, a pillar of the community, and a loving husband and father. Who would want him dead? Linda Wallheim, the wife of the ward’s bishop, can’t rest as long as the ward is suffering.

Linda realizes that if the police are to catch the killer, they are going to need an ally on the inside—and she is the only one who can help. Carl was living a life of secrecy for twenty years. What else was he hiding—and can Linda ferret out the key to his death before the rumors tear her community apart?


Sara B. Larson

Wednesday, January 6
7:00 pm | Room 309

Sara B. Larson is the author of the acclaimed YA fantasy novel DEFY, and its sequels, IGNITE and ENDURE. Sara lives in Utah with her husband and their three children. She writes in brief snippets throughout the day (while mourning the loss of nap time) and the quiet hours when most people are sleeping. When she’s not mothering or writing, you can often find her at the gym repenting for her sugar addiction.

Join her to celebrate the release of ENDURE, the final installment in the DEFY trilogy. 



At last, Alexa and King Damian are engaged to be married. But their lives are far from safe. The kingdom of Antion is under siege, and Rylan is a prisoner of the enemy. Even worse, Alexa remains at the mercy of the evil Dansiian Rafe, who controls her mind and can force Alexa to kill or harm Damian at any moment. Despite this, Alexa is determined to rescue Rylan, which soon leads her far from Damian and deep into enemy territory.

When she arrives, what awaits her is deadlier than anything she could have ever imagined: an army of black sorcerers, and a horrifying plot to destroy the world as Alexa knows it. Will she be able to gather the strength to free herself, protect the love of her life, and save the land? Will there ever be true peace?

Acclaimed author Sara B. Larson has woven a stunning, romantic, and evocative finale to the Defy trilogy, that is sure to leave readers breathless until the very last page.

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