Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday Finds -- 8/21

Happy Friday! My find this week is my library book club's selection for September: The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff. Here is the Barnes and Noble 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 a family’s polygamous history is revealed, including how a young woman became a plural wife. 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.

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think?

5 comments:

Jo-Jo said...

I just bought this one from Amazon about a month ago but haven't read it yet. It sure does look good!

Crystal said...

I want to read this one - I have it on reserve at the library.

gautami tripathy said...

This reminds me that I have to get back to it.

static of the radio bustles at me

karen! said...

I keep hearing about this one. It sounds interesting. I can't wait to hear what you have to say about it after your September meeting.

Kristie said...

I loved it! It was written in a very interesting way and I loved the author's voice. I look forward to your thoughts!