Tue, Nov 29|
EAST WINDS Book Launch
Launching a new memoir by Rachel Rueckert exploring marriage, relationships, and traditions around the globe.
Time & Location
Nov 29, 2022, 7:00 PM
Provo, 274 W Center St, Provo, UT 84601, USA
About the event
Rachel panicked as she lay awake on the first night of her year-long honeymoon—a backpacking trip around the world. Though young and in love, she wasn’t sure she actually believed in marriage, let alone the lofty Mormon ideal of eternal marriage. This unconventional honeymoon felt like a brief reprieve from the crushing expectations for a Mormon bride. But this trip also offered opportunities: the chance to study wedding traditions in other cultures and the space to confront what marriage— including her own—meant to her. Too many love stories end with marriage. This memoir starts there instead.