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The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
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Feb 22, 10


First off, the multi-genre form surprised me in this novel. I love this type of fiction and would love to see more. I was pleased with the different perspectives. But...
the way the present story of a polygamous sect and the older story of Ann Eliza didn't mesh as well as I would have liked it to. It might have been easier to read one story first then the other second instead of it jumping back and forth.
As an LDS girl... I think the book was enlightening. I appreciate the author creating the character Kelly Dee, whose insight into polygamy matched my own. He didn't exploit, nor did he give a biased view. It was simply a glimpse into generations of this lifestyle.
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02/16/2010 page 0
0.0% "I can already tell this is going to a gutsy and ballsy story -- fiction or not. He starts of with first person-convinsing- narrative."
02/17/2010 page 86
16.73% "Have to say my favorite so far is the gay friend Roland. So funny."

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