Eileen Gibbons Kump

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Eileen Gibbons Kump, writing under the names Eileen Kump, Eileen G. Kump, and Eileen Gibbons, is the author of numerous short stories. In Bread and Milk and Other Stories (1979) she employs a chronological sequence to portray the life of one woman, Amy Taylor Gordon, from age eight (at the time of the Edmunds-Tucker Act) to her death many years later. It is considered possibly the finest LDS historical story written. She has published several stories in BYU Studies, Out of the Best Books, Western Humanities Review, and Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought. She is also the author of Four and Twenty Blackbirds (1974) and Mission Widow (1985).

She is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and taught English and creative writing at Brigham Young University and Utah State University.