Maurine Whipple

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Maurine Whipple (20 January 1903 – 12 April 1992) was a twentieth-century American novelist and short story writer best known for her novel The Giant Joshua (1941)[1] about southern Utah and polygamy. The novel sold well but caused controversy among the Mormon community.[2] She won the 1938 Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship for The Giant Joshua.

Whipple spent most of her life, including her early and later years, in southern Utah.

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  1. ^ Maureen Whipple, Mormon Literature Database (accessed March 17, 2012)
  2. ^ "Too sacred for public consumption -or- Disgusting the prophet’s wife" by Theric Jepson, A Motley Vision, July 9, 2009 (accessed March 17, 2011)