The 19th Wife (Paperback)
Fall '09/Winter '10 Reading Group List
“A fascinating tale of polygamy and its effect on those who practice it. This novel really tells two tales -- that of Jordan Scott -- a young man who was thrown out of his fundamentalist sect and who is now trying to clear his mother of murder -- and that of Ann Eliza Young, the wife of Brigham Young, who went on to denounce polygamy. This is an amazingly researched, well-written novel!”
— Mary Cowen, Anderson's Bookshop, Naperville, IL
August 2008 Indie Next List
“The 19th Wife brilliantly combines two stories: one, historical fiction about Ann Eliza Young, who defies her church and husband, Brigham Young, the other a modern-day murder mystery set in Utah. Ebershoff adroitly gives the reader an understanding of a world of faith and love most of us can not comprehend, and he writes stunningly, with great depth and feeling for his characters.”
— Jane Dawson, Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA
CHI edition of The 19th Wife. Two stories of polygamy, one of Brigham Young, the Mormon leader, and the other, a modern day murder mystery in a polygamist community. Through several narrators, the novel tells the inside stories of a polygamist society. In CHI. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.