The 19th Wife: A Novel

June 2, 2009|
The 19th Wife: A Novel by David Ebershoff
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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.
David Ebershoff is the author of the novels The 19th Wife, Pasadena, and The Danish Girl, and a short-story collection, The Rose City. His fiction has won a number of awards, including the Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Ferro-Grumley Award, and the Lambda Literary Award. His books have bee...
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Title:The 19th Wife: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:544 pages, 7.98 X 5.16 X 1.11 in
Shipping dimensions:544 pages, 7.98 X 5.16 X 1.11 in
Published:June 2, 2009
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780812974157

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