The 19th wife : a novel

David Ebershoff.

"It is 1875, and Ann Eliza Young has recently separated from her powerful husband, Brigham Young, prophet and leader of the Mormon Church. Expelled and an outcast, Ann Eliza embarks on a crusade to end polygamy in the United States. A rich account of a family's polygamous history is revealed, including how a young woman became a plural wife." "Soon after Ann Eliza's story begins, a second narrative unfolds - a tale of murder involving a polygamist family in present-day Utah. Jordan Scott, a young man who was thrown out of his fundamentalist sect years earlier, must reenter the world that cast him aside in order to discover the truth behind his father's death. And as Ann Eliza's narrative intertwines with that of Jordan's search, readers are pulled deeper into the mysteries of love and faith."--BOOK JACKET.


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Deanna JenksPosted March 11, 2009

In The 19th Wife by David Ebershorff, you will find two intertwined stories, one historical fiction, the other a modern day murder-mystery, which by a common thread come together at the end of the book. The first story is about the beginnings of the ...

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