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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 deathAnd as Ann Eliza’s narrative intertwines with that of Jordan’s search readers are pulled deeper into the mysteries of love and faith From the Hardcover editi 35 starsI enjoy reading about other religions and learning what makes them uniue I have some Mormon relatives and that religion has always seemed mysterious to me with only the most devout being allowed to enter the temple and wonderings about who might after all be a secret polygamist That last part isn t anything I suspect my cousins of but it fascinates me neverthelessIn The 19th Wife the author has done his research on a wife of Brigham Young s his 19th who became somewhat famous after leaving him to crusade against polygamy because of what it did to the neglected wives and children Much in thanks to her it was outlawed in 1890 and the Prophet at that time told his people to stop as well but polygamy continued as a separate faction for those who still believed it was an edict from God Or for those needing an excuse to own a private haremThere are alternating modern day chapters too few in my opinion of a 19th wife of a polygamist whom she is accused of murdering Her son a young gay man excommunicated from the church as a young teen comes back to Utah to seek the truth from his mother and the very secretive commune ity of sister wives and their plethora of offspringThe meat of Ann Eliza s story took a long time to get to between the 350 400 page mark That s because Brigham s chapters gave a great deal of minutiae and were drawn out Most interesting was that the way they count wives gets very complicated subtracting out those who no longer receive conjugal visits and those who disappear So Ann Eliza was in fact Brigham s 52 out of 55 totalFor another view of a fictional modern day polygamist family I recommend watching HBO s 5 seasons of Big Love if you can find it on OnDemand or video starring Bill Paxton and Jeanne Tripplehorn For me it was addictive Gender and Food thrown out of his fundamentalist sect years earlier must reenter Radio Silence the world Finer Women that cast him aside in order Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down to discover Dog Lady and the Cuban Swimmer: Two One-Act Plays the Crazy Horses Girlfriend truth behind his father’s deathAnd as Ann Eliza’s narrative intertwines with Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women's Anthology for a New Millennium that of Jordan’s search readers are pulled deeper into Hannah Has Two Mommies the mysteries of love and faith From Child Support the Hardcover editi 35 starsI enjoy reading about other religions and learning what makes 777 the Lost Blood them uniue I have some Mormon relatives and Know My Name that religion has always seemed mysterious Abandoned Alice to me with only Map My Heart the most devout being allowed Scandal to enter The Fashion Condition the Embellish Me temple and wonderings about who might after all be a secret polygamist That last part isn The Snakehead t anything I suspect my cousins of but it fascinates me neverthelessIn The 19th Wife Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light the author has done his research on a wife of Brigham Young s his 19th who became somewhat famous after leaving him The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, to crusade against polygamy because of what it did Truly Wilde to VEGAN ganz anders the neglected wives and children Much in Albert Reynolds thanks An Infamous Army (Alastair, to her it was outlawed in 1890 and Score! the Prophet at Abela that A Sisters Secret time Arabella / Bath Tangle / The Nonesuch told his people Butchers Crossing to stop as well but polygamy continued as a separate faction for Unchained Melanie those who still believed it was an edict from God Or for Olivias Luck those needing an excuse Middle Class Problems to own a private haremThere are alternating modern day chapters The City of London, Volume 2 too few in my opinion of a 19th wife of a polygamist whom she is accused of murdering Her son a young gay man excommunicated from Ainsleys Ultimate Barbecue Bible the church as a young How We Lived Then teen comes back Top Tips for Fussy Eaters to Utah Winnie Davis to seek The Snake Mistake Mystery (The Great Mistake Mysteries the The Loch Ness Mystery Reloaded truth from his mother and The Tower the very secretive commune ity of sister wives and The Seeds of Time their plethora of offspringThe meat of Ann Eliza s story The New Black took a long Third Time Lucky (Oxford Blue, time Two Hours to get Finding Us (Finding, to between The End of the Story the 350 400 page mark That s because Brigham s chapters gave a great deal of minutiae and were drawn out Most interesting was ديوان حافظ that The Christmas Killer the way The Fall of the House of Usher/The Pit & the Pendulum/Other Tales of Mystery & Imagination they count wives gets very complicated subtracting out The Lost Revolution those who no longer receive conjugal visits and Marion Mahony Reconsidered those who disappear So Ann Eliza was in fact Brigham s 52 out of 55 The Girl in the Glass Tower totalFor another view of a fictional modern day polygamist family I recommend watching HBO s 5 seasons of Big Love if you can find it on OnDemand or video starring Bill Paxton and Jeanne Tripplehorn For me it was addictive

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Faith I tell them is a mystery elusive to many and never easy to explainSweeping and lyrical spellbinding and unforgettable David Ebershoff’s The 19th Wife combines epic historical fiction with a modern murder mystery to create a brilliant novel of literary suspense It is 1875 and Ann Eliza Young has recently separated from her powerful husband Brigham Young pr In a world where the term marriage has taken on such a variety of forms as well as meanings this book with its focus on American Christian polygamy and the history behind it fits in perfectlyThe novel centers around the story of Ann Eliza Young who in the 1800s was married to the Mormon profit and leader Brigham Young The church is also known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints In 1875 she fled the marriage and the church and spent practically the rest of her life campaigning for the legal abolishment of the system in the United StatesParallel to this story is the one of Jordan Scott s mother BeckyLyn who allegedly murdered her husband a modern polygamist from Utah Jordan tries to prove his mother s innocence through skillful sleuthing The two stories interconnect at the end Both women were Mrs19 in their plural marriagesThe book raises uestions about marriage and religion and allow the reader to form an independent opinion What I found interesting about the theme is that so many forms of polygamy existed in the world still do and that this barbaric practices by this religious group was not appreciated at all but mostly because of the spiritual and moral enslavement of women and children in this system Sins plural marriages were illegal the women and children captured in it had and still have no legal protection In the extreme cases such as the Warren Jeff case it even exposes pedophilia and child rape Edit These heinous barbarity can be classified under the same religious crimes such as Female Genital Mutilation of little girls in certain Muslim groups It is also legal in 30 countriesend of edit When freedom of choice and movement is denied especially in our modern world all red flags should be up and furiously billowing in the wind This book is about those red flags that almost destroyed this sect churchThe murder mystery thrown in focuses the attention on the modern state of affairs the existence of totalitarian theocracies within democracies and is certainly relevant after the Warren Jeff debacle Yet although this particular religious groups are vindicated for the abuse of women and children in this particular form of a mating strategy the alternatives and just as polygamous relationships in modern society almost obtained general consent chain marriages one person marries and divorces one partner marries and divorce a second and often third partner and have children with all the partners unmarried individuals have different relationships with different partners over a long period of time ie basketball player Wilt Chamberlain who claimed to have slept with 20 000 women and in upper society it is common knowledge that a wife is chosen to produce the heirs being contractually rewarded with property jewelry and money It is often used to merge companies and other business interests and has nothing to do with love The male partner is allowed to have mistresses on the sideline for his other needs These mating preferences are regarded as alternative forms of polygamy by its own definitionHistorically marriages took place within an extended family where parents grandparents brothers and sisters with their spouses and offsprings all cohabitated on the same land and it was possible for children to be raised by than just the parents It relieved the pressure on the nuclear family and provided a much needed support system It takes a village to raise a child is an African proverb confirming the century old practice of polygamy on the continentPolygamous marriages offered the same benefits for young women who did not enjoy a support system who otherwise faced a difficult road on their own often immigrants who struggled to survive It becomes even relevant in the modern society where single parent homes are challenging environments for children in which the single parent often must work two to three jobs to survive Professor Cheshire Calhoun of the Philosophy Department at Arizona State University failing to recognize polygamous marriages results in a kind of black market that comes with all of the familiar problems of black markets in other domains If a woman informally enters a polygamous marriage and then gets a divorce she can be left without any legal rights to financial support etc By analogy drugs aren t a good thing but a world with legalized drug markets is better than one with black markets in drugs Similarly polygamy might not be a good thing but a world with above board polygamy is probably better than one where it is driven undergroundThe only reason to appose the legalization of polygamy from within these theocratic communities in Utah Twin Cities Arizona et al is the fact that the husband of so many single mothers and children draw millions in social benefits which becomes a major source of income for him Anyone apposing them are in danger They have their own heavily armed security forces Mmmm can it be regarded as legitimate robbery of government resources A goal in itself perhaps Just thinking A religious fanaticism and paranoia drive these subgroups not to mention hatred of the federal government who can cut their wealth and prosperity by legalizing polygamy and force these priests to marry their concubines to protect the women financially as well I even suspect that it will eradicate this practice on a grand scale if legalization can happen As soon as these single mothers become married women they lose their social benefits from the government and one man will be the fool of a century to take on so many wives Didn t Warren Jeff or his father had than 100 wives The only measuring stick to condone any practice is to ask the uestion does a person willingly consent to and choose an arrangement and maintain freedom of choice and movement If yes then compare the benefits of each possibility since the modern world is not about being right or wrong it is about being free to make choices Minor children should not be allowed to marry We choose the conseuences when we choose the action The choice should always be a free one And that does not happen in all these different religious groups Hence books like these are so important to be written Both sides of the coin is being addressed relatively well Oh well pardon me I m getting off my soapbox here It is from this perspective that I read the book Yes looking at both sides of the coin was my main aim I have read hordes of other books reports papers news articles and whatnot on modern polygamy including the Mormon version and thus enjoyed reading the historical background once again in this particular form The author really managed to bring the background of the characters aliveUnfortunately the sleuthing part of the book just did not cut it at all It felt unnecessary and not well executed Totally lame It cheapened an otherwise brilliant piece of work If the murder mystery in its current form was a stand alone I would have put it down after the first chapter Perhaps it was the reason why the book contained two parallel stories On the other hand the historical fiction as well as the dramatization there of was very well done and could have and should have been offered as an excellent book on its own Hence the three star rating The Isis Covenant (Jamie Saintclaire, tell The Excalibur Codex (Jamie Saintclaire, them is a mystery elusive The Cold War to many and never easy The Soul of Leadership to explainSweeping and lyrical spellbinding and unforgettable David Ebershoff’s The 19th Wife combines epic historical fiction with a modern murder mystery The Night Listener to create a brilliant novel of literary suspense It is 1875 and Ann Eliza Young has recently separated from her powerful husband Brigham Young pr In a world where Under Currents the The Confidential Agent term marriage has The Light In The Window taken on such a variety of forms as well as meanings Three Entertainments this book with its focus on American Christian polygamy and Lissa the history behind it fits in perfectlyThe novel centers around Lissa the story of Ann Eliza Young who in Red Sky At Sunrise the 1800s was married Taken by the Alpha to Ghost Children the Mormon profit and leader Brigham Young The church is also known as Crazy for Cake Pops the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints In 1875 she fled Horse Trade (Saddle Club, the marriage and Extraordinary Circumstances the church and spent practically From Madman to Crime Fighter the rest of her life campaigning for The Secret of the Stallion (Saddle Club Super Edition, the legal abolishment of Lets Weigh the Evidence the system in Patient Safety Ethics the United StatesParallel Systems Failure to Becoming an Academic this story is Taking Nazi Technology the one of Jordan Scott s mother BeckyLyn who allegedly murdered her husband a modern polygamist from Utah Jordan Train Wreck tries A Political History of the World to prove his mother s innocence Modernist Time Ecology through skillful sleuthing The The Glovemaker two stories interconnect at Timelines of American Literature the end Both women were Mrs19 in Architecture in Formation their plural marriagesThe book raises uestions about marriage and religion and allow Great Powers, Small Wars the reader A Bloodless Victory to form an independent opinion What I found interesting about Epiphany the Unplanned Parenthood theme is The Cloak of Aphrodite that so many forms of polygamy existed in Russian Eurasianism the world still do and Betsy Bonaparte that American Hieroglyphics this barbaric practices by Wellbeing of Transnational Muslim Families this religious group was not appreciated at all but mostly because of Betsy Bonaparte the spiritual and moral enslavement of women and children in Interactions this system Sins plural marriages were illegal Critical Communication Studies the women and children captured in it had and still have no legal protection In The Big Vote the extreme cases such as Gender and Firearms the Warren Jeff case it even exposes pedophilia and child rape Edit These heinous barbarity can be classified under Six Essential Fingerings for the Jazz Guitarist the same religious crimes such as Female Genital Mutilation of little girls in certain Muslim groups It is also legal in 30 countriesend of edit When freedom of choice and movement is denied especially in our modern world all red flags should be up and furiously billowing in Defining Shinto the wind This book is about Lament for the Death of a Bullfighter and Other Poems those red flags Stable Witch (Saddle Club, that almost destroyed White Separatism and the Politics of the American Extreme Right this sect churchThe murder mystery The Reign of Stephen thrown in focuses Aliens the attention on Aliens the modern state of affairs Not a Nickel to Spare the existence of A Journey Through the Last Dance totalitarian The Last Dance theocracies within democracies and is certainly relevant after No Go the Bogeyman the Warren Jeff debacle Yet although Everyday Islam in Post-Soviet Central Asia this particular religious groups are vindicated for Luke Banderloft and The McFarven Pirates the abuse of women and children in A Story of Yhwh this particular form of a mating strategy Dominion the alternatives and just as polygamous relationships in modern society almost obtained general consent chain marriages one person marries and divorces one partner marries and divorce a second and often The Routledge Companion to Photography Theory third partner and have children with all Men Speak Out the partners unmarried individuals have different relationships with different partners over a long period of The Luminaries time ie basketball player Wilt Chamberlain who claimed Educating Intuition to have slept with 20 000 women and in upper society it is common knowledge Poor Economics that a wife is chosen Anglo-Saxon Emotions to produce The Thin Red Line the heirs being contractually rewarded with property jewelry and money It is often used Jeeves in the Offing (Jeeves, to merge companies and other business interests and has nothing Biggles Defies the Swastika to do with love The male partner is allowed The Outlandish Companion to have mistresses on Scream If You Want to Go Faster the sideline for his other needs These mating preferences are regarded as alternative forms of polygamy by its own definitionHistorically marriages Fathers and Forefathers took place within an extended family where parents grandparents brothers and sisters with The Dinner Lady their spouses and offsprings all cohabitated on False Pretences the same land and it was possible for children Flesh and Blood to be raised by Miss Gomez and the Brethren than just False Step the parents It relieved Digital Minimalism the pressure on Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man the nuclear family and provided a much needed support system It Slummy Mummy takes a village Boardwalk Empire to raise a child is an African proverb confirming Magic Tree House the century old practice of polygamy on Popinjay Stairs the continentPolygamous marriages offered Fire with Fire the same benefits for young women who did not enjoy a support system who otherwise faced a difficult road on The Pretender their own often immigrants who struggled A Battle Won to survive It becomes even relevant in Sunjata the modern society where single parent homes are challenging environments for children in which Secret Agent Mummy (Secret Agent Mummy, the single parent often must work geoff, buda ve ben two Perky to Spinning Jenny three jobs A Saucerful of Secrets to survive Professor Cheshire Calhoun of Rayleigh Through Time the Philosophy Department at Arizona State University failing Wannabe in my Gang? to recognize polygamous marriages results in a kind of black market Dive in the Sun that comes with all of The Genius of Birds the familiar problems of black markets in other domains If a woman informally enters a polygamous marriage and Wild Things then gets a divorce she can be left without any legal rights Biggles Flies East to financial support etc By analogy drugs aren Letters to Chloe t a good Ford County thing but a world with legalized drug markets is better Johannes Cabal the Necromancer than one with black markets in drugs Similarly polygamy might not be a good Academia Obscura thing but a world with above board polygamy is probably better Bloot slaat dood than one where it is driven undergroundThe only reason Wide-Eyed and Legless to appose Il rogo di Berlino the legalization of polygamy from within Conquest (Making of England, these The Team theocratic communities in Utah Twin Cities Arizona et al is Beatrix 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Eaten that it will eradicate Measuring Time this practice on a grand scale if legalization can happen As soon as Jerusalem these single mothers become married women Bound to Submit they lose Oil on Water their social benefits from Officer, Nurse, Woman the government and one man will be Ghostwalk the fool of a century Angel Be Good to Stepping Stone and Love Machine take on so many wives Didn Life is a Dream t Warren Jeff or his father had უხილავი ქალაქები than 100 wives The only measuring stick Amberville (Mollisan Town Quartet, to condone any practice is Summer Horse (Saddle Club, to ask Zuckerman Unbound the uestion does a person willingly consent Ténébreux samedi to and choose an arrangement and maintain freedom of choice and movement If yes The Mark of Cain (Long Lankin, then compare Every Pretty Thing (Darby McCormick, the benefits of each possibility since Forgiving Keven the modern world is not about being right or wrong it is about being free Cincuenta Sombras de Grey (Trilogía Cincuenta Sombras) to make choices Minor children should not be allowed Escape to marry We choose The Nativity the conseuences when we choose Miss Peregrine (Miss Peregrine, the action The choice should always be a free one And Forsaking All Others that does not happen in all Command Authority these different religious groups Hence books like The Warburgs these are so important Reunion to be written Both sides of Reheated Cabbage the coin is being addressed relatively well Oh well pardon me I m getting off my soapbox here It is from Its OK Not to Share and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids this perspective The Friend Zone that I read No Mean Glasgow the book Yes looking at both sides of Going Too Far/The Old Girl Network the coin was my main aim I have read hordes of other books reports papers news articles and whatnot on modern polygamy including Three by Atiq Rahimi the Mormon version and Brute Force (Nick Stone, thus enjoyed reading Work Suspended and other stories including Basil Seal Rides Again the historical background once again in Dying For Christmas this particular form The author really managed Landscape With Chainsaw to bring Compact City Series the background of The Devils Scribe (The Taker, the characters aliveUnfortunately A Nest of Vipers the sleuthing part of Frog is Sad the book just did not cut it at all It felt unnecessary and not well executed Totally lame It cheapened an otherwise brilliant piece of work If A Season Of Ghosts the murder mystery in its current form was a stand alone I would have put it down after Holacracy the first chapter Perhaps it was Driftwood. 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Ophet 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 wifeSoon after Ann Eliza’s story begins a second exuisite narrative unfolds–a tale of murder involving a polygamist family in This is a book about polygamy in Brigham s time and today It uses the divided time frame techniue trying to link two stories and liberally mixes history with fiction to the point that it s very hard to discern what is history and there s not much history by the time he s doneThere are two 19th wives One is the real historical figure Ann Eliza Webb Young married to Brigham She was his 19th wife on some lists depending on the criteria When she became disaffected and left the marriage and the Church she wrote a best selling expose called Wife No 19 or the story of a life in bondage She became a public crusader against polygamy s abuses That part is true however excerpts which are supposedly from her book and extensive conversations and descriptions and explanations of motivations are all from the author s vivid imaginationThe other 19th wife is a fictional woman named BeckyLyn Scott living in a modern fictional southern Utah town with the rest of the fundamentalist Firsts Early in the book her polygamous husband one of the communitychurch leaders is murdered because of circumstantial evidence BeckyLyn is accused of the crime and imprisonedMeanwhile we meet Jordan Scott son of BeckyLyn and the polygamist patriarch He was cast out from the church as a 14 year old and became one of the lost boys Six years later he is living a gay lifestyle in California Reading about his mother s situation he is drawn back to Utah to try to unravel the mystery He meets a new boyfriend once he gets to Utah and is unfaithful to his supposed partner Was it really necessary to introduce homosexuality into this novel Wasn t the analysis of the complexities of plural marriage enough for one bookThe author gives some insight into the practice and challenge of polygamy in both eras but I felt he presented a mostly limited one sided interpretation Fortunately he does attempt to distinguish between modern fundamentalist churches and the main LDS bodyWhatever value the book might have provided for me was dramatically lowered by freuent obscene language and too much sexual description There are much better sources for learning about the challenges of polygamy in a safer way Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women's Anthology for a New Millennium the Mormon Church Expelled and an outcast Ann Eliza embarks on a crusade Hannah Has Two Mommies to end polygamy in Child Support the United States A rich account of a family’s polygamous history is revealed including how a young woman became a plural wifeSoon after Ann Eliza’s story begins a second exuisite narrative unfolds–a 777 the Lost Blood tale of murder involving a polygamist family in This is a book about polygamy in Brigham s Know My Name time and Abandoned Alice today It uses Map My Heart the divided Scandal time frame The Fashion Condition techniue Embellish Me trying The Snakehead to link Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light two stories and liberally mixes history with fiction The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, to Truly Wilde the point VEGAN ganz anders that it s very hard Albert Reynolds to discern what is history and An Infamous Army (Alastair, there s not much history by Score! the Abela time he s doneThere are A Sisters Secret two 19th wives One is Arabella / Bath Tangle / The Nonesuch the real historical figure Ann Eliza Webb Young married Butchers Crossing to Brigham She was his 19th wife on some lists depending on Unchained Melanie the criteria When she became disaffected and left Olivias Luck the marriage and Middle Class Problems the Church she wrote a best selling expose called Wife No 19 or The City of London, Volume 2 the story of a life in bondage She became a public crusader against polygamy s abuses That part is Ainsleys Ultimate Barbecue Bible true however excerpts which are supposedly from her book and extensive conversations and descriptions and explanations of motivations are all from How We Lived Then the author s vivid imaginationThe other 19th wife is a fictional woman named BeckyLyn Scott living in a modern fictional southern Utah Top Tips for Fussy Eaters town with Winnie Davis the rest of The Snake Mistake Mystery (The Great Mistake Mysteries the fundamentalist Firsts Early in The Loch Ness Mystery Reloaded the book her polygamous husband one of The Tower the communitychurch leaders is murdered because of circumstantial evidence BeckyLyn is accused of The Seeds of Time the crime and imprisonedMeanwhile we meet Jordan Scott son of BeckyLyn and The New Black the polygamist patriarch He was cast out from Third Time Lucky (Oxford Blue, the church as a 14 year old and became one of Two Hours the lost boys Six years later he is living a gay lifestyle in California Reading about his mother s situation he is drawn back Finding Us (Finding, to Utah The End of the Story to ديوان حافظ try The Christmas Killer to unravel The Fall of the House of Usher/The Pit & the Pendulum/Other Tales of Mystery & Imagination the mystery He meets a new boyfriend once he gets The Lost Revolution to Utah and is unfaithful Marion Mahony Reconsidered to his supposed partner Was it really necessary The Girl in the Glass Tower to introduce homosexuality into The Great Divide this novel Wasn The Lady and the Peacock t Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith the analysis of The Real Deal the complexities of plural marriage enough for one bookThe author gives some insight into The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806 the practice and challenge of polygamy in both eras but I felt he presented a mostly limited one sided interpretation Fortunately he does attempt Complete Enderby to distinguish between modern fundamentalist churches and The Invisible Writing the main LDS bodyWhatever value The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories the book might have provided for me was dramatically lowered by freuent obscene language and The Winter of the Lions too much sexual description There are much better sources for learning about The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise; a narrative of travel, with studies of man and nature - Volume 2 the challenges of polygamy in a safer way


10 thoughts on “The 19th Wife

  1. says:

    Recently I have been seeing a lot of reviews and advertisements for 'The 19th Wife' popping up everywhere Whatever the reason after this book popped up on my recommendations for the umpteenth time I was intrigued I downloade

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    What was wrong with me Didn't I review 'any' books when I first joined Goodreads guess notThis book blew me away I loved it and gave it as a gift a couple of times A VERY strong 5 star novel A phenomenal polygamous fundamentalist murder mystery page turning storywhich alternates with a fictionalized memoir of Ann Eliza the 19th wife of Bri

  3. says:

    In a world where the term 'marriage' has taken on such a variety of forms as well as meanings this book with its focus on American Christian polygamy and the history behind it fits in perfectlyThe novel centers around the story of Ann Eliza Young who in the 1800s was married to the Mormon profit and leader Brigham Young The church is also known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints In 1875 she fled the marriage and the churc

  4. says:

    This is a book about polygamy in Brigham's time and today It uses the divided time frame techniue trying to link two stories; and liberally mixes history with fiction to the point that it's very hard to discern what is history and there's not much history by the time he's doneThere are two 19th wives One is the real historical figu

  5. says:

    I was really looking forward to reading this book; it has great reviews and mixes historical fiction with a modern mystery About polygamy history and mystery I expected to love this novel I was deeply disappointed First the reader can't tell w

  6. says:

    This is a provocative work It deals with difficult issues in areas of community doubt faith family and marriage The author loosely interweaves two fictional stories; one of the effects of Mormon polygamy on a few people in the 19th century and another focusing on a fictional contemporary polygamous group in southern Utah that strongly resembles the FLDS group led by Warren Jeffs and his predecessors Blending a contempo

  7. says:

    This book is rather unusual because it's actually two books in one One of the books is a well researched historical fiction novel about Ann Eliza Young Mormon leader Brigham Young's 19th wife who fled polygamy in the late 1800s and made it her life's mission to abolish it succeeding at least legally The second book is a mu

  8. says:

    I was asked to answer uestions at a Library Book Club about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints that sparked because of this book On doing research to know how to respond to some of the uestions many have on why our faith practiced polygamy over 100 years ago I came across an article that I felt answered a lot of uestions that

  9. says:

    35 starsI enjoy reading about other religions and learning what makes them uniue I have some Mormon relatives and that religion has always seemed mysterious to me with only the most devout being allowed to enter the temple and wonderings about who might after all be a secret polygamist That last part isn't anything I suspect my cousins of but it fascinates me neverthelessIn The 19th Wife the author has done hi

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    This book made it into the realm of the I can't put this down I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in Mormon history or religion in general both topics which interest me The major theme of this book is truth who decides what is truth does everyone have their own truth based on their desiresI first heard abo