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The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
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Nov 03, 2011

it was ok
Read from October 26 to November 03, 2011

I did really enjoy this book. I did. But...
Though this book was over all an intriguing read it was as if it was write by two different people. the wording and structure of the modern day 'murder mystery' was a bit simple, which can be good in some if not most circumstances, but in this case it seemed a bit...out of place. As for the historical side of the book I found it to be very well written and though it became difficult at times to discern between fact and fiction (even for me who has a large interest in early mormondom, though not a mormon. I had to put Google to use more then a few times) I feel that it gave an adequate feel to the overall times of the early LDS pioneers.
I have to say that I found it very difficult to find a connection with many of the main characters in the modern sections of the book, and I also found the conclusion rushed and anticlimactic.
I do think that Ebershoff did address some very important issues that can be found within modern day Mormondom, Fundamentalist LDS, and all "established" religions.
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