Next up in Book Battle 2015 is a book with a number in the title. I was originally going to read a different book for this category but when I was in the library this book caught my eye. The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff is a novel with a dual narrative about the origins of the Mormon religion and a current day Mormon sect in Utah. I’ve heard about this book before and it comes highly recommended by a good friend of mine and her aunt, who has spectacular taste in novels. I couldn’t resist. I picked it up immediately and checked it out.
I’m very interested to hear more about the dual narratives and how they are going to connect. From the back cover, the story is going to center around Brigham Young’s 19th wife, Ann Eliza Young, and the 19th wife in the current Mormon sect who supposedly shot her husband. The wife in the present day part of the book has a son who was excommunicated who comes back into contact with the sect in order to prove her mother’s innocence and find out what happened to his father. Did she or didn’t she? Wait for the review to find out!