“In Don’t Shoot the Gentile, we find a charming and drop-dead funny memoir that treats small town, nuanced living with respect, candor, and delight. It’s a story of comfort and conflict, of differences that bond as tightly as similarities, of proof that honoring the ‘other’ brings honor to the self. More importantly, it’s just plain fun. Don’t Shoot the Gentile is. . . a delightful, insightful, witty and refreshing memoir that both Gentiles and Mormons alike will love. –Association of Mormon Letters
“Throughout this slim memoir, Work displays a genuine affection for his colleagues and neighbors that simultaneously allows him to spoof their eccentricities. Distinctly regional in tone yet universal in scope, the book offers a cozy homage to a more innocent time and place.”—Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
James C. Work is author and editor of more than a dozen books, including the anthology Prose and Poetry of the American West and a collection of memoir essays, Windmills, the River and Dust: One Man’s West.