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The 19th Wife

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slayerette Wed 12-Aug-09 22:25:31

Picked this up in the library almost at random and am really absorbed in it. Anyone read it? - what did you think? The historical thread telling of the very beginning of the Church of the Latter Day Saints is so interesting!

MaggieBelleVirgo Wed 12-Aug-09 23:11:06

Brilliant. LOVED this book.

I want to read the other one he wrote. ABout transgender I think?? don't know but it's sure to be well-researched and with a great story at the centre of it.

Badgermoose Fri 14-Aug-09 15:16:06

I really enjoyed most of it. Found the history fascinating, but I thought the modern part slightly ran out of steam a bit in the final part and left me feeling slightly disappointed at the end

Sallypuss Tue 18-Aug-09 14:54:56

Agree with Badgermoose. Felt a bit hard done by at the end.

arolf Tue 18-Aug-09 15:11:09

I enjoyed it too - but agree that it didn't end in a particularly satisfactory way. I read another book on Mormons called 'Under the Banner of Heaven' by John Krakauer (I think), which was just as absorbing, but not a novel - making it even more scary to read! It's ostensibly about a murder case, but is in fact more of a history of the religion - really interesting.

slayerette Tue 18-Aug-09 15:12:24

Yes - having now finished it I thought the historical part (which I thought I would find heavy going) was absolutely brilliant and the modern part a little disappointing. The end was slightly 'meh'.

Lifeinagoldfishbowl Tue 18-Aug-09 15:13:46

Fab book - loved finding out more about mormons and the whole Brigham Young - studied American West at GCSE.

Portofino Tue 18-Aug-09 15:20:43

I enjoyed it too. According to my family tree, distant relatives of mine made the original journey out to Utah with Brigham Young, so I was already interested in the history.

troutpout Tue 18-Aug-09 19:17:15

I really enjoyed the historical part... but really disliked the modern story...didn't give a toss about the characters..and the blardy dog got on my wick

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