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The 19th Wife
The 19th Wife | David Ebershoff
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 unfoldsa 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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squirrelbrain
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Recently sent to me by @Caroline2 (who enjoyed it). I haven‘t got round to reading it yet, but I would suggest that this is #groundsfordivorce...

#redroseseptember

Cinfhen Ha!!! My SIL loved this book but I still haven‘t gotten to it yet, either (edited) 4mo
TrishB I haven‘t got to yet either!! 4mo
Cathythoughts Good book 👍🏻♥️ 4mo
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Caroline2 😂 yes!!!! 4mo
arlenefinnigan Sounds interesting! 4mo
BarbaraBB Clever 😂 4mo
MicheleinPhilly 😂😂 4mo
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squirrelbrain
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LitsyMail #1

Thanks so much for sending me this book @Caroline2 - it does sound really good! I‘m very much looking forward to reading it. As you can see I‘ve already tried to remove the stickers with my magic potion, but they were tenacious little so-and-sos this time! I think they‘d been on there for ever....

Love the llama card as well - it sounds like you need that holiday, hope you have a fabulous time! ⛺️ 😘

TrishB I have this on the tbr too 👍🏻 5mo
Cathythoughts I really enjoyed this one 👍🏻 5mo
Caroline2 Argh that‘s a shame about the stickers! 🙄 why do shops do it?! Why? Why??? Glad it arrived ok tho, it‘s a good book! 👍🏻 5mo
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squirrelbrain They usually come off Ok @caroline2 but I think these ones were welded on! 😁 5mo
Crazeedi I use goo gone in those nasty stickers, after I've gotten as much as possible off, sometimes nothing works though, I really dislike them on my books,😕 5mo
squirrelbrain It‘s not often that I can‘t get one off @Crazeedi , but these were little monkeys! Ah well, I tried! 5mo
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Caroline2
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Thanks Helen @squirrelbrain for the lovely card. I was going to ask you if my package has arrived then I realised I hadn‘t even posted it yet!! 🤦‍♂️ 😆 I‘ll get it out today. 👍🏻

squirrelbrain Ooh intriguing! 😘 5mo
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Macker11
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Pickpick

This is my current Bookclub read! It was actually really good! Loved the twist and turns that happened throughout and I highly recommend this book!

Crazeedi This sounds good! 5mo
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Caroline2
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Pickpick

This was fascinating!! I loved learning about the early pioneer days in America from a woman‘s perspective and then the second storyline of a modern day polygamist wife was well written too. Really good historical fiction with expert research and complex female characters that I loved. At over 600 pages my only complaint was the ending (last 200pages) felt long winded. Highly recommend tho. (As for those stickers...🤬)

squirrelbrain Sounds great - stacked! (I have some special sticker-removing stuff - courtesy of hubs of course!) 6mo
KathyWheeler I really liked this book too. 6mo
Cathythoughts I really enjoyed this one too ♥️👍🏻. As for those stickers 🤬I nearly went mental in the bookshop recently, but remained reasonably calm & returned a book I‘d just got because the sticker wouldn‘t come off properly... they gave me a new book ... but why do they do it 😡 6mo
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TrishB This is on my tbr! Will look forward to it. 6mo
Caroline2 @TrishB I can pass it on to you if you want Trish? Apologies in advance for the stickers tho. 🙄 6mo
Caroline2 @Cathythoughts why do they do it?! And why do it with such sticky stickers?!? Grrrrr!!! 😡 6mo
TrishB I already have - courtesy of @Cathythoughts 😘 thank you (both!). Just not got to yet. 6mo
Cathythoughts I know !!! And when I first tried to return my book , she said - if you use a bit of furniture polish, I find that helps “ .... I politely insisted on a new book 🙄 6mo
Caroline2 @Cathythoughts good for you!! 👍🏻 6mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain Hey Helen! I can pass it on to you if you like?? And you can test your husbands secret medicine!! 😉 6mo
squirrelbrain That would be lovely @Caroline2 ! I can send it back to you destickered! The only thing it doesn‘t work on is if there‘s any foil - it rubs it off... 😬 6mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain no worries, you can keep it or pass it on...! 👍🏻 6mo
Macker11 I am in this currently!!! Only 100 pages left ! 6mo
Caroline2 @Macker11 ohhhh brill, what do you think of it? 6mo
Macker11 I had a hard time wrapping my head around the structure and characters in the beginning but that took about 100 pages! I love the multi stories in it that are intertwined 6mo
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cinann
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Another book from my unread shelf.

#wife #anewchapter
@vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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laurabilly13
The 19th Wife | David Ebershoff
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Peaceful Saturday night, hooked on this book! #Archlovesittoo #the19thwife #davidebershoff

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Lcsmcat
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Moving between historical and modern polygamy, this book shows that polygamy for men is exactly like #you&mebutmostlyme #musicalnewyear @Cinfhen @vivastory

Cinfhen Still want to read this book....my SIL highly recommended it to me. 13mo
Lcsmcat It‘s a great read, especially since I lived in Utah for 22 years and stuff like this was “news.” 13mo
vivastory Adding to my TBR. Sounds like a great read. 13mo
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Rissreads
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Pickpick

Finished! I enjoyed this book even though it was a bit long. An interesting read, I learnt a lot.

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Rissreads
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I couldn‘t decide which of these books to read next, so I read the first few pages of each to help me decide and I‘ve gone with ‘The 19th wife‘. Thanks for the recommendation @MrsMalaprop
Starting a new book is sooooooo exciting!!!

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Cathythoughts
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#AbbaInAugust #oneofus I really enjoyed this book ... amongst all the wives #oneofus has seriously had enough !

Cinfhen My SIL just told me to read this book!! She loved it!! 1y
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen I loved it too 👍🏻 1y
Cinfhen She thought it would be good for bookclub 1y
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Cathythoughts @Cinfhen it‘s awhile sinse I read it ... but I think so too 👍🏻 1y
emilyhaldi Ohhhhh another Mormon subject! Is this based on fact? @britt_brooke you out there?? 1y
Cathythoughts @emilyhaldi Yes ! Based on fact 👍🏻 (edited) 1y
britt_brooke @emilyhaldi This one is a fictional story (inspired by one of Brigham Young‘s wives) with LDS history mixed in. I liked it! 1y
Mdargusch It‘s over 500 pages though. 😬 1y
Cathythoughts @Mdargusch they fly ... it‘s good 👍🏻 1y
Reviewsbylola I remember reading this a long time ago. Good book! 1y
Cathythoughts @Reviewsbylola yes I think so too. 🙌 1y
Meredith3 Omg this sounds gooood! Stacked! 👍🏻 1y
Cathythoughts @Meredith3 it‘s a good one alright 👍🏻 1y
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cinann
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Some of my unread book spines.

#readingresolutions @Jess7

Jess7 The Lake House is sooo good! 2y
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PenguinInFlight
The 19th Wife | David Ebershoff

@britt_brooke my package came! We were leaving for a cookout at my in-law‘s and the mailman was coming up the drive with it. It‘s also my birthday, so it felt extra special. ☺️☺️

I can‘t wait to open it when I get home!! Thank you!! ❤️❤️❤️

knittedgnome Happy birthday!! 🎉💐💕 2y
Literary_Siren Happy Birthday! 🎊🎉🎁🎂 2y
britt_brooke Yay!! Happy birthday! Hope it‘s wonderful!! 2y
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mabell Happy Birthday!! 🎉🎁🎈📚🎂 2y
JessClark78 Happy Birthday!! 🎊🎂🎉🎈 2y
Amanda23 Happy Birthday!! 2y
ReadZenRites Happy Birthday!!🎁🎉🎂 2y
Ruri_kaichou Happy birthday!! 2y
QuietlyLaura Happy Birthday! 🎉🎂 2y
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Breanne1
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britt_brooke Thanks for entering! 💚🤞🏻 2y
Breanne1 @britt_brooke thank you so much for having this great contest for us!! 🍀 2y
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Samplergal
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#250kGiveaway. Such beautiful books! I‘d love to win. Congrats on the 250k. Impressive!

britt_brooke Thank you! And thanks for entering! 💚🤞🏻 2y
Trashcanman 👁️👁️ 2y
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Meghan1
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#250kgiveaway. @britt_brooke Thanks for the chance!!

britt_brooke Thanks for entering! 💚🤞🏻 2y
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britt_brooke
The 19th Wife | David Ebershoff
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✨✨✨ Just a reminder! ✨✨✨

You still have through the end of day today (June 27) to enter for a chance to win this stack + some bookish goodies. Winner will be announced tomorrow. Open to all! 🤗

TO ENTER:

✨ repost this photo
✨ hashtag #250kgiveaway
✨ tag me @britt_brooke

Thanks!

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Tex2Flo
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@britt_brooke
My first entry on Litsy so I‘m not positive I‘ve got it right. (Is there another way to repost other than just taking a picture of it and doing a new entry?)
Look like some great titles regardless of who gets the stack.

britt_brooke You did it right, just need the hashtag which I‘ll just add for you. 👍🏻👍🏻 #250kgiveaway Thanks for entering!! 💚🤞🏻 (edited) 2y
Tex2Flo @britt_brooke thanks for doing that. I didn‘t even see that bit. 2y
britt_brooke @Tex No problem! It just helps me go back through all the entries before putting names in a random generator. 😄 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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That‘s a huge milestone @britt_brooke , Congratulations!!
Thanks for having this giveaway, a great stack there!
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#250kgiveaway

britt_brooke Thank you! And thanks for entering! 💚🤞🏻 2y
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Felso
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Congratulations @britt_brooke 👏🏻👍🏻🎉🎈#250KGiveaway Thank you for the chance at these wonderful books!

britt_brooke Thank you! And thanks for entering! 💚🤞🏻 2y
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kstadt929
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Wow @britt_brooke ! Congratulations on your milestone and thank you for the opportunity for this giveaway! #250Kgiveaway

britt_brooke Thank you! And thanks for entering! 💚🤞🏻 2y
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Chili
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Congratulations on your milestone!
@britt_brooke
#250kgiveaway

britt_brooke Thank you! And thanks for entering! 💚🤞🏻 2y
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britt_brooke
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In honor of reaching 250K, I‘m giving away this stack of books + a few bookish goodies. I love Litsy so much. Thanks for making it such a fantastic place! 💛💛💛

TO ENTER:

✨ repost this photo
✨ hashtag #250kgiveaway
✨ tag me @britt_brooke

Enter by end of day Wednesday, June 27. Open to all!

BiblioLitten What an excellent set of books to giveaway!!💞 2y
LeahBergen Congrats! 🎉🎉 (I‘d enter but I own all but I Let You Go 😆😆) 2y
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉🎇🎆🙌🏻 2y
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britt_brooke @LeahBergen @AmyG Thanks! I knew there‘d be a few of you overachievers out there! 😆🤗😘 2y
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RealLifeReading Congratulations! 🎉🎈 2y
Reviewsbylola What a great stack. Congrats!! 2y
vivastory How generous. Congrats! 🎊👏📚 2y
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JenReadsAlot That's an amazing stack of books! 2y
MinDea How lovely! Congratulations on your #LitsyMilestone! If I didn't have almost all of these books I would totally enter 💙 2y
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britt_brooke @Emiller @ephemeralwaltz Thank you! 💚 (edited) 2y
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youngreadrshelf
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Mehso-so

The 19th wife of a polygamist has been jailed after her husband was murdered. Her son who was expelled from the community years before (as a minor) shows up to try to help her. Parallel to this story is the story of the 19th wife of Brigham Young. (she who tried to end polygamy) Good mystery. A lot of history. Interesting but a bit long.

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Cathythoughts
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#Aprella #selfishlove Brigham Young is guilty of a lot of selfish love in this book The 19th Wife.

MrsMalaprop I think I remember liking this book when I read it many years ago. 2y
Cathythoughts @MrsMalaprop yes I thought it was an excellent read 👍🏻 2y
batsy I haven't read, but based on the blurb—good pick! 2y
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Cathythoughts Thanks @batsy ❤️. It‘s a good read. 2y
Mdargusch Another great take on selfish love! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
Cathythoughts @Mdargusch thanks, a very interesting & engaging book 👍🏻 2y
emilyhaldi I‘m fascinated by anything polygamy related 🤗 2y
Cathythoughts @emilyhaldi .... me too 2y
Reviewsbylola This is a good one! 2y
Cathythoughts @Reviewsbylola it‘s a good book 😉💕 2y
LeahBergen @emilyhaldi Is your husband okay with that? 😂😂 2y
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MichelleScott_author
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My #bookhaul from the local library‘s used book sale. 😍 A lot of #historicalfiction this time around. Also a cute #chicklit title. Shopping at the used book sale is guilt free since I‘m paying only $.50 a book, and it‘s like recycling 😊. Has anyone read any of these titles?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love Jodi Picout!! 2y
Lindy Oooh, you found some good stuff. I spy The Last Crossing and 2y
Maria514626 Library book sales. ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Cathythoughts
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#NuYear #Morals @Cinfhen @TrishB A great read & an in-depth look at polygamy. An example of how ones mans “morality” can be a life of humiliation & suffering for so many.

Cinfhen My SIL just suggested this book for bookclub...what do you think 🤔 2y
TrishB Not read this one 😁 2y
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen I thought it was very interesting & a really good read. ( not sure of page count 😬I think it might just be ok 🤞) Did you see Big Love ?Jeanne Triplehorn & Bill Paxton ? If you liked the show , I‘d say you‘ll love this book. Different story altogether, but dealing with polygamy (edited) 2y
ElishaLovesBooks I really liked this book- I read it a few years ago. But I also have a fascination with polygamy and find most books and shows about it interesting. 🤷🏻‍♀️😊 2y
Cathythoughts @ElishaLovesBooks I have to say I find it pretty fascinating too. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2y
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jbhops
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Reading my first book of 2018 with one of my all-time favorite shows in the background, The Great British Bake-off.

Lwiesman I have watched all the episodes on Netflix of the British Bake off. I love that show! 2y
ElishaLovesBooks I enjoyed this book! It was so interesting! 2y
Insearchofbooks Best show ever. And awesome book choice! 2y
Cathythoughts I really enjoyed the book. Look forward to hearing your thoughts 2y
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Cathythoughts
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Pickpick

To quote Ann Eliza : *Interest in the harem , it seems, runs deep * Well, it certainly ran deep for me , I found myself reading & watching & mistrusting with the mind of a sister wife ! The writer really took me there. I found this book compelling & informative. I‘m giving this 5 ⭐️ & it‘s also one of my top 5 reads this year. Great characters & History & murder & some very beautiful writing. (Ebershoff also wrote The Danish Girl )

EchoLogical I started this awhile ago but never really got into. I'll have to try it again one day 2y
Kaye Sounds good ✨ 2y
rubyslippersreads I really liked this too. Did you know there's a movie? 2y
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Cathythoughts @rubyslippersreads I did just see something about that. Wasnt sure if it was a series or movie. I wonder if it‘s good ? 2y
Cathythoughts @EchoLogical yes it might be worth another try 😉 2y
Cathythoughts @Kaye I thought so 👍 2y
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts @rubyslippersreads Fun fact: I was an extra in the made-for-TV movie of this book. 😂😂😂😂 Umm... I‘d stick with reading the novel. 😂😂 (Wait ... unless either of you would like to see my extraordinary silent acting skills as “person ordering coffee while on cell phone” or “person coming out of law office”? 😂😂) 2y
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I would love to see your extraordinary silent acting skills ! That must have been fun !! 👍👍 2y
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen Not "person reading book" or "person coming out of bookstore "? ? 2y
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads I was cast against type, obviously. 😆😆 2y
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts It was actually a ton of fun. I tried to get hired as one of the pioneer Mormons but my “look” wasn‘t right. I had to be “modern era” and I was so disappointed. 😂 2y
Andrew65 @LeahBergen I imagine it was a very interesting experience, and pleased to see you have kept your feet on the ground and still deign to talk to us. 😂 2y
Andrew65 Sounds an interesting book Cathy. 2y
Cathythoughts @Andrew65 it‘s a very interesting book , however we must watch the movie now , so that we can see @LeahBergen on the screen 👍 (edited) 2y
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Cathythoughts
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I‘m nearly finished this one. Review soon. Just a little taste of the writing 💫

jbhops This is next in line for me, I look forward to your review of it! 2y
Cathythoughts @jbjops oh dear , reviews are not my strong point. But ill be giving it 5 ⭐️ 2y
Andrew65 @Cathythoughts I think a 5 ⭐️ rating covers it Cathy! 2y
Cathythoughts @Andrew65 this is true 😉 2y
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Cathythoughts
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This book is an excellent read. I remember watching the series Big Love , Bill Paxton & Jeanne Tripplehorn were outstanding in their roles. So , this book is giving me a real insight into the background of polygamy, & it‘s rise in Utah in the 1800‘s/ also a Murder investigation gives the book further depth. Sometimes it‘s hard to believe what I‘m reading. It‘s very well written. I‘m not finished yet, but I already know it‘s a 5⭐️

Bambolina_81 That's a great positive review 😊 2y
Cathythoughts Thanks @Bambolina_81 I would highly recommend 👍 2y
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Cathythoughts
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Littens ! Officially on holls. 🙏. Driving to Dublin tomo & then flying to Vienna...
We all have such varied tastes in books. , so interesting. & This book is holding me - best one in a long time for me. Chat tomo. 👍

britt_brooke I liked this one. Safe travels! 2y
Cathythoughts @britt_brooke thankyou. 😉❤️ 2y
merelybookish Enjoy your holls!! ☺️🎄🎀🍷 2y
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Cathythoughts @merelybookish thankyou! Your very good 😊 2y
DeborahSmall Lovely! Have a great time 💕 2y
Cathythoughts @DeborahSmall How kind 💕💕🙏 2y
GripLitGrl Enjoy safe travels!🌻 2y
Cathythoughts @GripLitGrl Thankyou so much 💕 2y
TrishB Enjoy! Sounds fabulous ❤️ Been to Austria but not Vienna, beautiful country. 2y
BarbaraBB Have a very good time, enjoy the beautiful Vienna! 2y
youneverarrived Have a great time 💕 2y
Cathythoughts @TrishB thanks. I‘ll post pics 👍👍 (edited) 2y
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived we will! 💕💕 2y
RealLifeReading Have a wonderful vacation! 2y
batsy Enjoy your holiday and safe travels!! Vienna and Dublin are both on the bucket list for me 😊 2y
Cathythoughts @batsy thankyou 💕chat soon 2y
kspenmoll What a wonderful holiday! Enjoy. I have never bern to either place; would loone one day! 2y
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Cathythoughts
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I have been waiting to start this one. A recommendation from a friend, , whose book recommends I look forward to ( i. e. Stoner )
So, off to a good start. The writing is superb , the storyline is superb ( in my book ). 👍

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Caroline2
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OH I forgot to post this yest for #novemberbythenumbers
Sorry about the awful stickers, why do they deface books like this?!?!?! 😭

Cathythoughts Oh I‘m hoping to read this very soon. It‘s way up there on my TBR. Is it good ? 2y
Lcsmcat @Cathythoughts I loved it, but I lived (as a non-Mormon) in Utah for 22 years. 😀 2y
Cathythoughts @Lcsmcat I‘m really looking forward to it 👍 2y
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Caroline2 I haven't read it yet but it's been on TBR shelf for aggges so hoping to get to it soon! My nan was a Mormon so I'm intrigued! 🤔 @Cathythoughts @Lcsmcat (edited) 2y
Reecaspieces This is a good read 2y
Hollie Ugh, I hate stickers on books! 2y
bazonka Stickers are part of the book. Like every tiny crease and mark, the stickers are personal, they are part of what makes it *my* book. 😀 2y
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Lcsmcat
The 19th Wife | David Ebershoff
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Having lived in Utah for 22 years, this has to be my pick for #19. #Novemberbythenumbers @JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads

britt_brooke I enjoyed this one. Living in Utah definitely gives some interesting perspective (though we only lived there for two years). 2y
Lcsmcat @britt_brooke But if they were the Warren Jeffs years, or even Elizabeth Smart, you‘d be aware of some of this stuff going on. 2y
britt_brooke @Lcsmcat Absolutely. 😬 2y
rubyslippersreads You beat me to it! 😄 2y
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Milhc
The 19th Wife | David Ebershoff
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Pickpick

Great book, one of my favourites

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ephemeralwaltz
The 19th Wife | David Ebershoff
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Another from my TBR for #riotgrams day 6: #numbertitles !

"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."

@bookriot

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LukkiAnn
The 19th Wife | David Ebershoff
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Pickpick

Best historical fiction that I have read!!!! Mormon church history, Mormon cults in our days, mystery, LGBT are all in one the breathtaking book❤️ The Audio is narrated by several actors, but I checked out the actual book as well and could not put it down!

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Karkar
The 19th Wife | David Ebershoff
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Panpan

I am really not sure why I kept listening to this book. Maybe it was the hope that it would get better at some point but sorry to say I wish I could have that time back.

ramyasbookshelf I find it more difficult to stick to audiobooks when the story drags. I read the print version of this book.. and I remember it dragged in a few places but I liked it overall. 3y
drbethandherkindle I thought it was fascinating, but I also read it on kindle so it was easier to skim when it dragged. 3y
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Crowlows
The 19th Wife | David Ebershoff
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this book. Not much of a mystery but the different perspectives across generations was super interesting. I would really only recommend to people who like Lifetime movies though.

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Pemberley
The 19th Wife | David Ebershoff
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Has anyone read this? It looks really interesting, I just wondered what everyone thought!

BookishMarginalia I really liked it. I enjoyed the switching perspectives and time periods. 3y
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Sweettartlaura
The 19th Wife | David Ebershoff
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#seasonsreadings2016 #fictionnonfictionpairings
@RealLifeReading

I accidentally read these almost back to back. And I couldn't have planned it better. The 19th Wife is historical fiction, re-telling the life of one of Brigham Young's wives. Under the Banner of Heaven is all too real, and many of the issues that led to the crimes discussed here stemmed from the early days of Mormonism. I recommend both, and read them together if you can.

LeahBergen I really liked Under the Banner of Heaven. I have The 19th Wife on my TBR 😬 3y
TheNextBook Thank you for sharing this! I hadn't heard of The 19th Wife but I thought Under the Banned of Heaven was amazing and extremely disturbing. 3y
britt_brooke Yes and yes!! Both are excellent reads. I love reading about the FLDS. So fascinating and disturbing, and at times, truly disgusting. 3y
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cathysaid Yes! Under the Banner of Heaven is quite good. Thanks for the recommendation on The 19th Wife. Have you read Escape? 3y
Reviewsbylola I need to read Under the Banner of Heaven. 3y
Sweettartlaura @LeahBergen @TheNextBook I was so pleasantly surprised by The 19th Wife! It was a book club pick. I'm not sure any of us expected much from it, but it wound up being one of our favorite reads. Get to it when you can 😊📚 3y
Sweettartlaura @cathysaid See above ^^ 😊 3y
Sweettartlaura And thanks for the recs, @cathysaid 😊 3y
Sweettartlaura @Reviewsbylola Yep😊. seriously, if you haven't read The 19th Wife, consider doing that first - the names & stories & details there will show up in Krakauer's book, as well - it was fascinating to see. But then LDS & its offshoots are in their infancy as far as religions go. I kept wondering what it would be like to have a diary from Abraham's wife, or Jesus' mother, etc., with this much detail - how much would that tell us about those faiths? 3y
Reviewsbylola I actually have read The 19th Wife but it was years ago and my recollection isn't the best. 3y
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BookishMarginalia
The 19th Wife | David Ebershoff
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Pickpick

This engrossing novel has dual narrative threads: one follows Brigham Young's 19th wife and her struggle to end polygamy, the other is about the abuses in modern-day fundamentalist polygamist sects. Highly recommended! (And the ebook is on sale!)

Krissybadu One clicked this 3y
JPrecht Picked this up from a Goodwill last week for $1! I'm so excited to start it! 3y
teresa-h I read it last winter. Enjoy!😀 3y
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[DELETED] 2232195534 Read this several years ago. Remember liking it! 3y
britt_brooke I liked this one! 3y
LeahBergen I have this one and really need to read it as I was an extra in the "made-for-TV" movie ? 3y
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LeahBergen
The 19th Wife | David Ebershoff
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Here's a #workplacebook fun fact ... I was an extra in the TV movie made from this book. I bought it, but haven't actually read it yet (nor managed to watch the entire movie, for that matter 😂). #SomethingForSept

Hobbinol How cool is that?!!!🎥Were you one of the extra 18 wives?😉 3y
LeahBergen @Hobbinol The story takes place in two time periods; modern day and pioneer Mormon Utah. I was super-bummed that I wasn't hired to be all sun-bonneted and drab. I had to be "modern". ?? Oh, the fickle world of "show biz". ? 3y
SaraFair I read this! It was pretty good and so interesting, but I could have used a little more background on the reasoning behind the lifestyle. 3y
LeahBergen @SaraFair The subject matter is pretty interesting, isn't it? I WILL get to it one day 😉 3y
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LeahBergen
The 19th Wife | David Ebershoff

Here's a #workplaceread fun fact ... I was an extra in the TV movie made from this book. I bought it, but haven't actually read it yet (nor managed to watch the entire movie, for that matter 😂). #SomethingForSept