BYU Studies Quarterly

BYU Studies Quarterly

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Salt Water Sunday


Eileen Gibbons


Mormon studies, Great Salt Lake


Andrew, Lola, and their six children arrive at their summer job on the Great Salt Lake. Although Andrew tries to be reassuring, Lola is less than convinced his choice is a good one. Away from an LDS neighborhood, without means to attend church, and surrounded by non-members, Lola is not pleased with the situation. This short story focuses on Lola's feelings as she tries to reconcile her Mormon culture and religious practices with the realities of the family's summer job.