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review The 19th Wife Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB Ophet and leader of the Mormon Church Expelled and an outcast Ann Eliza embarks on a crusade to end polygamy in the United States A rich account of a family’s polygamous history is revealed including how a young woman became a plural wifeSoon after Ann Eliza’s story begins a second exuisite narrative unfolds–a tale of murder involving a polygamist family in I was really looking forward to reading this book it has great reviews and mixes historical fiction with a modern mystery About polygamy history and mystery I expected to love this novel I was deeply disappointed First the reader can t tell when the author is writing a fiction part of the historical fiction and what is indeed part of history There are no chapter notes of any kind to give the reader an idea of what is true and what he made up An uneducated reader may be left believing things about the Mormon religion that are simply not true The author ought to have noted what was a work of his imagination The modern mystery throughout the novel had foul language than necessary However the most disturbing part for me was the carelessness with which the author wrote about the Mormon religion detailing with inaccuracy sacred covenants that any faithful Latter Day Saint would be offended to hear is written about frivolously in a novel Too bad I thought this book was a good idea Hour of the Beast rich account of a family’s polygamous history is Dictionary Of Dreams revealed including how a young woman became a plural wifeSoon after Ann Eliza’s story begins a second exuisite narrative unfolds–a tale of murder involving a polygamist family in I was The Love of a Latino really looking forward to Other Days, Other Eyes reading this book it has great Deception Island reviews and mixes historical fiction with a modern mystery About polygamy history and mystery I expected to love this novel I was deeply disappointed First the The Family reader can t tell when the author is writing a fiction part of the historical fiction and what is indeed part of history There are no chapter notes of any kind to give the The First Partition of Poland reader an idea of what is true and what he made up An uneducated The Hero of Varay reader may be left believing things about the Mormon Palestrina and Other Plays religion that are simply not true The author ought to have noted what was a work of his imagination The modern mystery throughout the novel had foul language than necessary However the most disturbing part for me was the carelessness with which the author wrote about the Mormon Blackmailed By Daddy religion detailing with inaccuracy sacred covenants that any faithful Latter Day Saint would be offended to hear is written about frivolously in a novel Too bad I thought this book was a good idea

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review The 19th Wife Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB Faith I tell them is a mystery elusive to many and never easy to explainSweeping and lyrical spellbinding and unforgettable David Ebershoff’s The 19th Wife combines epic historical fiction with a modern murder mystery to create a brilliant novel of literary suspense It is 1875 and Ann Eliza Young has recently separated from her powerful husband Brigham Young pr In a world where the term marriage has taken on such a variety of forms as well as meanings this book with its focus on American Christian polygamy and the history behind it fits in perfectlyThe novel centers around the story of Ann Eliza Young who in the 1800s was married to the Mormon profit and leader Brigham Young The church is also known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints In 1875 she fled the marriage and the church and spent practically the rest of her life campaigning for the legal abolishment of the system in the United StatesParallel to this story is the one of Jordan Scott s mother BeckyLyn who allegedly murdered her husband a modern polygamist from Utah Jordan tries to prove his mother s innocence through skillful sleuthing The two stories interconnect at the end Both women were Mrs19 in their plural marriagesThe book raises uestions about marriage and religion and allow the reader to form an independent opinion What I found interesting about the theme is that so many forms of polygamy existed in the world still do and that this barbaric practices by this religious group was not appreciated at all but mostly because of the spiritual and moral enslavement of women and children in this system Sins plural marriages were illegal the women and children captured in it had and still have no legal protection In the extreme cases such as the Warren Jeff case it even exposes pedophilia and child rape Edit These heinous barbarity can be classified under the same religious crimes such as Female Genital Mutilation of little girls in certain Muslim groups It is also legal in 30 countriesend of edit When freedom of choice and movement is denied especially in our modern world all red flags should be up and furiously billowing in the wind This book is about those red flags that almost destroyed this sect churchThe murder mystery thrown in focuses the attention on the modern state of affairs the existence of totalitarian theocracies within democracies and is certainly relevant after the Warren Jeff debacle Yet although this particular religious groups are vindicated for the abuse of women and children in this particular form of a mating strategy the alternatives and just as polygamous relationships in modern society almost obtained general consent chain marriages one person marries and divorces one partner marries and divorce a second and often third partner and have children with all the partners unmarried individuals have different relationships with different partners over a long period of time ie basketball player Wilt Chamberlain who claimed to have slept with 20 000 women and in upper society it is common knowledge that a wife is chosen to produce the heirs being contractually rewarded with property jewelry and money It is often used to merge companies and other business interests and has nothing to do with love The male partner is allowed to have mistresses on the sideline for his other needs These mating preferences are regarded as alternative forms of polygamy by its own definitionHistorically marriages took place within an extended family where parents grandparents brothers and sisters with their spouses and offsprings all cohabitated on the same land and it was possible for children to be raised by than just the parents It relieved the pressure on the nuclear family and provided a much needed support system It takes a village to raise a child is an African proverb confirming the century old practice of polygamy on the continentPolygamous marriages offered the same benefits for young women who did not enjoy a support system who otherwise faced a difficult road on their own often immigrants who struggled to survive It becomes even relevant in the modern society where single parent homes are challenging environments for children in which the single parent often must work two to three jobs to survive Professor Cheshire Calhoun of the Philosophy Department at Arizona State University failing to recognize polygamous marriages results in a kind of black market that comes with all of the familiar problems of black markets in other domains If a woman informally enters a polygamous marriage and then gets a divorce she can be left without any legal rights to financial support etc By analogy drugs aren t a good thing but a world with legalized drug markets is better than one with black markets in drugs Similarly polygamy might not be a good thing but a world with above board polygamy is probably better than one where it is driven undergroundThe only reason to appose the legalization of polygamy from within these theocratic communities in Utah Twin Cities Arizona et al is the fact that the husband of so many single mothers and children draw millions in social benefits which becomes a major source of income for him Anyone apposing them are in danger They have their own heavily armed security forces Mmmm can it be regarded as legitimate robbery of government resources A goal in itself perhaps Just thinking A religious fanaticism and paranoia drive these subgroups not to mention hatred of the federal government who can cut their wealth and prosperity by legalizing polygamy and force these priests to marry their concubines to protect the women financially as well I even suspect that it will eradicate this practice on a grand scale if legalization can happen As soon as these single mothers become married women they lose their social benefits from the government and one man will be the fool of a century to take on so many wives Didn t Warren Jeff or his father had than 100 wives The only measuring stick to condone any practice is to ask the uestion does a person willingly consent to and choose an arrangement and maintain freedom of choice and movement If yes then compare the benefits of each possibility since the modern world is not about being right or wrong it is about being free to make choices Minor children should not be allowed to marry We choose the conseuences when we choose the action The choice should always be a free one And that does not happen in all these different religious groups Hence books like these are so important to be written Both sides of the coin is being addressed relatively well Oh well pardon me I m getting off my soapbox here It is from this perspective that I read the book Yes looking at both sides of the coin was my main aim I have read hordes of other books reports papers news articles and whatnot on modern polygamy including the Mormon version and thus enjoyed reading the historical background once again in this particular form The author really managed to bring the background of the characters aliveUnfortunately the sleuthing part of the book just did not cut it at all It felt unnecessary and not well executed Totally lame It cheapened an otherwise brilliant piece of work If the murder mystery in its current form was a stand alone I would have put it down after the first chapter Perhaps it was the reason why the book contained two parallel stories On the other hand the historical fiction as well as the dramatization there of was very well done and could have and should have been offered as an excellent book on its own Hence the three star rating

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review The 19th Wife Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB Present day Utah Jordan Scott a young man who was thrown out of his fundamentalist sect years earlier must reenter the world that cast him aside in order to discover the truth behind his father’s deathAnd as Ann Eliza’s narrative intertwines with that of Jordan’s search readers are pulled deeper into the mysteries of love and faith From the Hardcover editi 35 starsI enjoy reading about other religions and learning what makes them uniue I have some Mormon relatives and that religion has always seemed mysterious to me with only the most devout being allowed to enter the temple and wonderings about who might after all be a secret polygamist That last part isn t anything I suspect my cousins of but it fascinates me neverthelessIn The 19th Wife the author has done his research on a wife of Brigham Young s his 19th who became somewhat famous after leaving him to crusade against polygamy because of what it did to the neglected wives and children Much in thanks to her it was outlawed in 1890 and the Prophet at that time told his people to stop as well but polygamy continued as a separate faction for those who still believed it was an edict from God Or for those needing an excuse to own a private haremThere are alternating modern day chapters too few in my opinion of a 19th wife of a polygamist whom she is accused of murdering Her son a young gay man excommunicated from the church as a young teen comes back to Utah to seek the truth from his mother and the very secretive commune ity of sister wives and their plethora of offspringThe meat of Ann Eliza s story took a long time to get to between the 350 400 page mark That s because Brigham s chapters gave a great deal of minutiae and were drawn out Most interesting was that the way they count wives gets very complicated subtracting out those who no longer receive conjugal visits and those who disappear So Ann Eliza was in fact Brigham s 52 out of 55 totalFor another view of a fictional modern day polygamist family I recommend watching HBO s 5 seasons of Big Love if you can find it on OnDemand or video starring Bill Paxton and Jeanne Tripplehorn For me it was addictive