The 19th Wife
Publish date: August 5th 2008
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Pages no: 514
Edition language: English
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, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
I was lucky enough to receive a Reader's Copy of this novel, and glad that I didn't immediately dismiss it based on the cover and synopsis on the back. The author successfully weaves the historical plotline with the modern day story. The historical plotline is interesting and informative, and Eber...
For anyone who doesn’t know, I used to belong to the Mormon church. I was born into it (4th generation actually) and lived it until I was around 18 and then removed myself from church membership at 19. So, in a sense, I can identify with Ann Eliza and her apostasy from the church. I may have left...
There is enough in this book for two books. I would have loved following Ann Eliza's story alone. The other half of the book, set in modern times is less interesting and the ending falls a bit flat.
Overall I was not impressed. I relatively recently (this past summer) read Brady Udall's book The Lonely Polygamist and was startled to come upon this idea that we should feel sorry for the man who takes multiple wives; that somehow these men are victims of this situation and end up with more respo...
From the product 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 polyg...