Saturday, July 18, 2009
Two Great Books
The second book is The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff. Completely different tone, but still an historical fiction that is truly absorbing. This novel combines the true tale (though fictionalized) of Brigham Young's 19th wife and her apostasy and crusade against polygamy with a modern day murder mystery about a 19th wife of a fundamentalist sect not unlike those in recent headlines. The stories are both fascinating because they reveal a life so different from my own. Read it!!