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Book Review of The 19th Wife

The 19th Wife
The 19th Wife
Author: David Ebershoff
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Hardcover
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Fascinating history of the Mormon church, modern day fundamentalist sects and polygamy. I was constantly wondering which parts were historical and which parts were fiction. Read this alongside Krakauer's "Under the Banner of Heaven" {non fiction account of Ebershoff's fictional settings)and you'll see how much research Ebershoff did for this novel. Great novelization of the psychological and emotional impact of polygamy that I never considered. Very good read.

*****


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