The 19th Wife

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The 19th Wife

Format:  Paperback,

528 pages

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publish Date: Jun 2009

ISBN-13: 9780812974157

ISBN-10: 0812974158

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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 her family's polygamous history is revealed, including how both she and her mother became plural wives. Yet soon after Ann Eliza's story begins, a second exquisite 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, family, and faith.

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Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: Jun 2009
ISBN-13: 9780812974157
ISBN-10: 0812974158
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 528
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.9
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.0 x 8.0 x 1.5

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2008-05-01)

An award-winning author (e.g., The Danish Girl) and Random House editor-at-large, Ebershoff here reimagine's the life of Brigham Young's last wife, as seen through the lens of a contemporary murder in Utah. With a 14-city tour; reading group guide.

Review by Library Journal (2008-10-15)

Ebershoff's (www.ebershoff.com) third novel--following The Danish Girl, a New York Times Notable Book soon to be adapted to film, and the New York Times best seller Pasadena--is both a chronicle of one woman's fight to end polygamy in the 19th century and a modern-day murder mystery. Unfortunately, having multiple narrators--Kimberly Farr, Rebecca Lowman, Arthur Morey, Daniel Passer--can be confusing; further, the CDs have neither disc number announcements at their start nor end-of-disc announcements at their conclusion. Recommended for medium-sized and large public libraries; academic libraries might also consider.

- David Faucheux, Louisiana Audio Information & Reading Svc., Inc., Lafayette

(c). Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Publishing Triangle Awards, 2009 (United States)

Book description

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 her family’s polygamous history is revealed, including how both she and her mother became plural wives. Yet soon after Ann Eliza’s story begins, a second exquisite 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, family, and faith.

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