It is 1875, and Ann Eliza Young has recently separated from her powerful husband, Brigham Young, prophet 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 her family s polygamous history is revealed, including how both she and her mother became plural wives. Yet soon after Ann Eliza s story begins, a second exquisite narrative unfolds a tale of murder involving a polygamist family in 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 death. And as Ann Eliza s narrative intertwines with that of Jordan s search, readers are pulled deeper into the mysteries of love, family, and faith."
The 19th Wife
Random House Publishing Group