Rift Jens Thorsen S Retirement Is Not What His Wife, Lila, Was Expecting Rather Than Tending To Things Around The House, Thorsen Has Thrown Himself Into A Life Of Charity Visiting The Sick, The Widowed, And The Incarcerated Between These Acts Of Service, Thorsen Finds The Time To Nurse His Feud With Local Bishop Darrell Bunker.The Two Have Hated Each Other For As Long As Anyone In Sanpete, Utah, Can Remember Even Though The Valley Is Much Too Small For The Both Of Them, Thorsen And The Bishop Have Managed A Tense Ceasefire That Allows Daily Life To Carry On But When The Bishop S Daughter Moves Home, There Are Suddenly Too Many Egos In One Place, And Sanpete Starts To Pull Apart At The Seams.

Todd Robert Petersen grew up in Portland, Oregon His undergraduate degree is in Film from the University of Oregon After college he moved to Orcas Island in the Puget Sound and worked for the YMCA of Seattle at Camp Orkila In the summers he worked for camping services, in the fall and spring he was an assistant program director for the Outdoor Environmental Education program, in charge of the c

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  • Rift
  • Todd Robert Petersen
  • 23 July 2018

10 thoughts on “Rift

  1. Shelah says:

    Originally published at Blog Segullah.I m a city girl I grew up in the great Northeastern megalopolis where it s possible to drive for six or eight hours along Interstate 95 without seeing evidence of the existence of rural America During my BYU years, I looked down my nose with derision at the wrangler wearing Animal Science majors, and viewed any part of the state of Utah south of Provo with the exception of the national parks and Cedar City during the Shakespeare Festival as one giant speed trap saddled with an unfortunate accent.Somehow, I managed to fall in love with a boy from Springville whose ancestors hail from Sanpete County Once we left Utah, he spent the next decade learning to say field instead of fild, and we got regular updates about life back home in the land south of Provo, complete with Sunday drives to Fairview to decorate graves and picnic on the grounds at the Manti temple.Todd Robert Petersen s novel, Rift, takes place in the fictional town of Sanpete, which he describes as ringed on all sides by mountains It had no interstate and no quick way to get to one Other towns in the valley ha...

  2. Elizabeth Kennedy says:

    This novel has at least two things going for it First is the gem of a main character, Jens Thorsen At first glance he s the your typical grumpy old man with a hidden heart of gold While this description fits Jens, he s much than that He is a real, three dimensional, well developed character Unfortunately, such well drawn figures aren t typical enough in LDS themed fiction Many characters in LDS novels are too good or too bad...

  3. Callie says:

    A feud between a Sanpete county bishop and a crotchety old ward member Hmmm I appreciate what he was trying to do, along with some of his observations about small town hypocrisy and narrow mindedness Seemed to need development though as a lot of the conceits fell flat or missed The bare bones of the plot were there, but it just didn t gel like it should have Didn t have the impact you wanted it to carry I liked the character of Jens Thorsen the crotch...

  4. David Harris says:

    There is lots of Mormon fiction out there, and a great deal of it is fairly mediocre But there are also some very talented authors in this genre, and it is worth seeking them out I found a copy of this book on the sales table at the Benchmark Books exhibit at Sunstone in July of 2018 I m really glad I picked it up Todd Robert Petersen s writing style is very descriptive, and I enjoyed the ...

  5. Dana Morrison says:

    I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this story which I randomly chose off the Library shelf Written by an LDS author, it is not your typical Molly Mormon story Mr Petersen developed the main character, Jens, in such a way that I feel like I know him As a matter of fact, he could be anyone s next ...

  6. Theresa says:

    interesting read

  7. Maryposa says:

    I was hesitant about this book I don t generally read religious fiction That isn t to say that I haven t read religious fiction, i just prefer not to As Jim Gaffigan puts it, I like to keep work at work That being said, I don t know if i would even classify this as religious fiction Sure the plot was interwoven through a deeply religious community, but this story was than that As far as character driven narratives go, this is one of the best I wanted to hang out with Thoreson and Stucki in that barber shop The writing was superb, but that almost goes without saying The author hee hee, Todd really has a way with not only fleshing out the characters with the perfect balance of shadow and detail, but the landscape as well.And chapter ten was probably one of the best things i ve read all summer Addendum Lately i ve been revisiting my thoughts on this book a lot I teach a Su...

  8. Stella says:

    Let s get two things out of the way This is, apparently, religious fiction, which is not something I would normally pick up Also, Todd Peterson was a professor of mine over 15 years ago The best thing I ve ever written was for his class and I still use lessons from his class every day.RIFT is about a small town All small towns, religious or not, are basically the same Feuds, rumors and gossip are just part of life Peterson created a character that I couldn t help but love Jens is the cranky, rascally old man that is always there with a helping hand and a wink.The writi...

  9. Ross says:

    Not a truly great piece of literature but I really enjoyed this novel about crusty old characters in San Pete County, Utah The characters were interesting and I thought it gave a pretty honest view of rural Utah I shared the book with two friends, one of whom grew up in the area They both enjoyed it The friend who grew up in the area said the resemblanc...

  10. Sharman Wilson says:

    Brent and I read this together and we enjoyed it so much I wish I knew a guy like the main character, Thorsen a generous curmudgeon with a great sense of humor, very flawed but lovable I actually miss some of the characters now that we re finished I could have kept reading about their small town Utah lives for a lot longer Those are the kin...

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