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Marilyn Brown
Marilyn McMeen Miller Brown has published three poetry books, fourteen novels, a history of Provo, and two musical plays. As well as earning three university degrees (two from Brigham Young University and one from the University of Utah), Marilyn has won several awards, including the thousand-dollar first prize from the Utah Arts Council and the first Mayhew Award at BYU. She also won the first novel award of the Association for Mormon Letters, an organization for which she has also served as president (2000). As well as working with her husband, Bill, as co-founder of the Villa Playhouse in her hometown of Springville, Utah, she raised one child of her own and five step-children and now enjoys fourteen grandchildren. Her latest project is the novelization of Richard Dutcher’s film Brigham City. [from Discoveries: Two Centuries of Poems by Mormon Women, 106]

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Also Known As Marilyn McMeen Miller Brown; Marilyn McMeen Brown; Marilyn Miller; Marilyn McMeen Miller; Marilyn L. BrownMarilyn McMeen Miller; Marilyn McMeen
Birth Date 1938
Career Marilyn, a resident of Provo, Utah, is a professional writer, an editor for Brigham Young University Press, manager of her own publishing company, and a freshman English teacher. She has published in Church magazines and in Dialogue.
Awards Her novel Rainy won a prize in the Utah State Fine Arts contest.

Works by Marilyn Brown
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YearGenre
Pioneer Saga1979 Series
Girl in Transition: An Authentic Mormon2002Criticism
Traditional Misperceptions of Zion: From John Milton to the Crystal City in Hatrack River2001Criticism
Levi Peterson's "Grace" and Perry's Scheme with Bell's Curves1997Criticism
The Nutcracker, The Musical Drama
Thy Servants Are Prepared1985Music Lyrics
The Light in the Room2003Novel
House on the Sound 2001Novel
The Wine-Dark Sea of Grass2000Novel
Statehood: A Novel Celebrating Utah's Centennial1995Novel
Royal House: A Novel1994Novel
Shadows of Angels1993Novel
Road to Covered Bridge1992Novel Dissertation / Thesis
Goodbye, Hello1984Novel
The House Away from Home1994Novel Excerpt
The Novelization of Brigham City: An Odyssey2004Personal Essay
Fire2002Poetry
Heat2000Poetry
Grandmother1989Poetry
Indian Playmate1989Poetry
Thy Servants Are Prepared1989Poetry
Will You Remember?1989Poetry
From Clay1986Poetry
The Grandmother Tree1978Poetry Collection
Journey of a Blind Grandmother, Ending1978Poetry
On Peaches Days1977Poetry
Unto the Least of These1976Poetry
I Have Lost My Heart Again. I Pray I Will Not Lose My Head. Amen.1974Poetry Collection
News Express1974Poetry
Rainflowers1969Poetry Collection
Star Bright1969Poetry
Cumorah1968Poetry
Hold Autumn1968Poetry
To A New Child1968Poetry
Oakland1966Poetry
Place of Prayer1966Poetry
Dear Loved One1965Poetry
Don't Tell MamaPoetry
LessonPoetry
Pig TripPoetry
[Review of] One in a Billion by Sharlee Mullins Glenn2001Review
Haute Cuisine Made Simple1980Review
Aftermath2000Short Story
The Black Canary2000Short Story
The Christmas Bear1997Short Story
In the Way They Should Go1969Short Story
At the End of a Pilgrimage1967Short Story
Christmas Begins with a Tree1967Short Story
Happiness Bird1967Short Story
Vontella Kimball1977Tribute


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