Slant of light. By Steve Wiegenstein. Blank Slate Press, 2012. Steve Wiegenstein is a long-time member of the Unitarian Church of Quincy, Ill. The book is about James Turner, a charming writer and lecturer, Charlotte, his down-to-earth bride, and Cabot, an idealist Harvard-educated abolitionist, all dream of building a utopian society. Drawn together in a social experiment deep in the Missouri Ozarks, and with the Civil War looming, they are confronted with the hardships of building and sustaining a new community and struggle with staying neutral in the dividing country.