Mette Ivie Harrison
is an award-winning, national bestselling, New York Times Notable author of The Bishop’s Wife and many other novels for adults and teens. She does Writing Mentorships for authors who are stuck, procrastinating, or who have “writer’s block.” She podcasts about creative anxiety at Write Brain podcast. Her relationship with Mormonism is currently “complicated.”
The Prodigal Daughter
Book Fivein the Linda Wallheim series
Coming in 2021 from Soho Press
Book Sixin the Linda Wallheim series
Coming in 2022 from Soho Press
Expect to see it on a lot of ‘Best Mysteries of the Year’ lists. It will be on mine.
— Sarah Weinman
The Bishop’s Wife has good reason to draw a large readership.
— Janet Maslin, New York Times
Sane, wise, likable . . . [The] solution is nicely surprising, and Linda has an engrossing voice, at once modest and assured.
— Charles Finch, USA Today
Harrison makes her adult debut with a stunning contemporary mystery set in Mormon country… [She] easily transports readers into a world most will find as unfamiliar as a foreign country.
— Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review
The mystery surrounding Carrie drives the plot, but Linda herself is the most compelling thing about young adult author Harrison’s debut adult mystery about a world she knows well.
— Booklist, STARRED Review
Adds twists aplenty to an insider’s look at a religion replete with its own mysteries.
— Kirkus Reviews
Eye-opening . . . A novel so far from my reality I needed a telescope, but I think that’s why I enjoyed this debut so much.
— Carole E. Barrowman, The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Harrison has an eye like a Nikon camera and an educated ear. I was amazed at her perfect pitch in her choice of words and gestures.
— The Deseret News
Intelligent and wry. In Linda’s dealings with her husband’s flock, author Mette Ivie Harrison gives us a rare neutral treatment of Mormonism . . . Refreshing.
— The Raleigh News & Observer
- A National Bestseller
- ABA IndieNext Selection for January, 2015
- An ABA IndieBound Bestseller
- A PLA LibraryReads Selection for January, 2015
- A Publishers Weekly Most Anticipated Book of Fall 2014
- Utah Book Award
- Whitney Award Nominee
- on All Things Considered
- Spirit 0f 76 Recommended Book List
- “Borders Recommends” List
- The Center for Children’s Literature “Too Good to Miss” List
- Utah Center for the Book Letters for Literature
- The Children’s Bookstore
“Pick of the Month”
- A New York Times Notable Book, 2014
- Association of Mormon Letters Honorable Mention
- Brodie Award Winner 2020 “Delayed Adulthood,” Medium
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