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At age twenty-five, Tartan Jones has seen little of the world outside of Utah — and nothing by way of an eternal mate. Frustrated, and still single, Tartan makes a desperate bid to change his life and luck by accepting the first transfer that comes along at work.
Fate lands him in a small town affectionately nicknamed Longwinded (pop. 558), located deep in the mountains, somewhere in the American Southwest.
Longwinded is home to not only some colorful personalities but also an equal number of Mormons and Baptists. Tartan's arrival breaks the tie and intensifies a feud that has existed for years between zealots on both sides of the argument. Suspicions really fly when someone hauls off half the double-wide trailer that has served as the Mormons' chapel.
To make things worse, likely marriage prospects remain in short supply.
Baptists at Our Barbecue is a story for the ages, a reminder that life is a barbecue to which God has invited all of us. Whom we sit by or pass the salt to is up to us. Bon appetit!
- Published: 2002
- Pages: 272
About the Author
Robert Farrell Smith lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with his wife, Krista, his daughters, Kindred Anne and Phoebe Hope, and his son, Bennett Williams. He is the manager of a Deseret Book store in New Mexico.
Robert is a man with few hobbies. He played the drums for one and a half weeks when he was ten and took two tennis lessons back in 1996. Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on whom you ask, writing is the one thing he stuck with. As a result, Robert is the author of several funny books, including the Trust Williams Trilogy. Robert’s fourth-grade teacher promised that if he worked harded he would someday amount to something. There are those who would argue that point.
Get It For A Good Laugh
by Customer - reviewed on June 11, 2002
This was a great book. A wonderful way to laugh, even at ourselves. I have given it to everyone to read. Get it!
by Joe - reviewed on July 27, 2003
Being a convert from the Baptist Church I found this book very entertaining! It is very well written and I could not put it down. Just absolutely funny for Baptist and LDS!
Great book esp. for all SAs!
by Rosie - reviewed on December 10, 2004
Loved this book, especially as a convert! However there is a MAJOR error on the cover & in all the reviews. Tartan Jones is 29, not 25, and as any single Latter-Day Saint can tell you, 29 is THE significant age. That's when you transform from being a Young Single Adult to a (yikes) Single Adult! (I personally married at age 34 so I know what I'm talking about!)