cover image HOW MANY ROADS?: Hearts of the Children, Volume 3

HOW MANY ROADS?: Hearts of the Children, Volume 3

Dean Hughes, Author . Deseret $22.95 (467p) ISBN 978-1-59038-172-4

In this third installment of the LDS Hearts of the Children pentalogy, the Thomas grandchildren deal with the tumult of the late 1960s. Diane finds that marriage to Greg is not the fairy tale she was expecting, and her cousin Gene leaves his wife and baby to do a tour of duty in Vietnam, despite his personal misgivings about the morality of the war. Kathy continues her soul-searching, directing her liberal activism through the 1968 presidential election and then serving a stint in the Peace Corps. Across the ocean, Hans finds a deeper faith in an East German prison, relying on God and what he remembers of the scriptures to cope with the interrogation by the Stasi. Hughes writes with compassion and love for all of his characters, marrying impeccable historical research with perceptive insights into complex moral issues. (Sept.)