“The Glovemaker” is an earnest historical novel set in a remote Mormon community in Utah in the late nineteenth century. A lone woman frets about her late-to-return husband when a fugitive lands on her doorstep. In an era thick with persecution (a fascinating unexpected morsel of history), the law will surely follow, and the novel turns into a fraught set of moral decisions by her and her neighbor. The setting amongst Utah’s canyons is vividly portrayed. “The Glovemaker” is a smooth read, most interesting, although the plot fails to live up to its early dramatic promise.