The King's English Bookshop is proud to partner with Signature Books to help release D. Michael Quinn's memoir, Chosen Path.
After D. Michael Quinn’s death in April 2021, his children found his remarkable, unpublished memoir in his home and entrusted Signature Books with its publication. Relying on his journals, primary research, and reminiscences, Quinn shares his life story as few have heard it–from his father’s hiding of his true name and Mexican identity, to his upbringing by his abusive grandmother, to his choice to closet his homosexuality, to his undying commitment to his faith and its history.
Barbara Jones Brown, editor of Chosen Path, and fellow writers Connell O’Donovan, Sue Bergin, and Calvin Burke, who helped annotate the book, will be in conversation for a discussion and Q&A. This event is free and open to the public. It will take place at Signature Books: 508 W 400 N, Salt Lake City, UT 84116.
Copies of the book will be available to purchase at the event. You may also pre-order your copy of Chosen Path to pick up at the event, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. If you cannot make this event, copies of Chosen Path may be ordered from our website.
About the book:
From the age of nine, Quinn felt convicted he would one day serve as an apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He chose the path he believed would take him there, eventually living as a straight LDS family man in a mixed-orientation marriage. In the 1970s and 1980s he became a BYU professor and one of Mormonism’s most promising, prolific, and respected historians. But his uncompromising commitment to total honesty about his religion’s history, along with his homosexuality, set him on a collision course with church leaders and the end of his seemingly idyllic Mormon life. Throughout his telling, Quinn unflinchingly opens up about his feelings and experiences that shaped his enigmatic life.