The 19th Wife

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Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2009 - Fiction - 525 pages
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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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Audio book performed by Kimberly Farr, Rebecca Lowman, Arthur Morey, and Daniel Passer 3.5*** There are two completely different, yet connected, storylines in this novel. In contemporary Utah, a man ... Read full review

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Contents

THE RED IN THE DESERT II
11
EARLY HISTORY 11
41
THE origiNs of LovE
53
AN EYE IN THE DARK 65
93
v1 CELESTIAL MARRIAGE
99
WomeNs STUDIES
109
The cux on THE scē EEN
133
Zion
161
XIII CONTRACT OF FAITH
267
WIFE 19 off the STRIP
289
THE PROPHETs WiFE
321
My Moth ERs FLIGHT
355
THE CIRL IN SLC
373
RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS
401
PRISON DIARY OF BRIGHAM YOUNG 13
431
THE conviction of Jordax scort 15
487

THE MISSION
185
THE con of THE west
215
Til E ACTRESS
235
AUTHORs NotE AND ACKNowlFDGMENTS
509
A READERs Guidē 315
515
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About the author (2009)

David Ebershoff is the author of two novels, 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 and the Lambda Literary Award, and has been translated into ten languages to critical acclaim. Ebershoff has taught creative writing at New York University and Princeton and is currently an adjunct assistant professor in the graduate writing program at Columbia University. For many years he was the publishing director of the Modern Library, and he is currently an editor-at-large for Random House. He lives in New York City.


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