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Old 02-24-2011, 04:22 PM
 
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I just started the novel The 19th Wife and I am totally in love with it even though I've only read 27 pages.

The narrator of the present-day sections is a 20 year old young man who is so darn humorous. His asides are perfect while his past is depressing. It is a bit helpful to know something about polygamist sects to understand exactly what he is sometimes referring to but if the reader does not there is no great loss in it.

This book is sounding so familiar to me. I then realized I saw the movie within the last year. I think it was made-for-TV and I have no clue what happens in it. That's a good thing because the book will surprise me. I seem to be suffering from CRS from time to time these days and in this case it's helpful.

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Old 02-24-2011, 04:26 PM
 
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Started reading The Great Gatsby, again, just for the hell of it.
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Simple Genius by David Baldacci....a great author. The books flow so well that I often read one in a day.
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Old 02-24-2011, 05:06 PM
 
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I just started the novel The 19th Wife and I am totally in love with it even though I've only read 27 pages.

The narrator of the present-day sections is a 20 year old young man who is so darn humorous. His asides are perfect while his past is depressing. It is a bit helpful to know something about the LDS Church to understand exactly what he is sometimes referring to but if the reader does not there is no great loss in it.

This book is sounding so familiar to me. I then realized I saw the movie within the last year. I think it was made-for-TV and I have no clue what happens in it. That's a good thing because the book will surprise me. I seem to be suffering from CRS from time to time these days and in this case it's helpful.
It is a wonderful book isn't it? I'm 200 pages in. What I want to know is whether the 19th century 19th wife is based on a real person? Do you happen to know?

I had no clue it had been made into a movie. And I have no clue what will happen in the book.

After light shimmer talked me into it , I managed to sneak into the bookstore today just long enough to pick up two of Larry Niven's books since I liked Lucifer's Hammer so much. I am just a little curious as to how it is that he seems to write always with a co-writer? Different co-writers?
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Katonah, NY
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The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy. I'm loving it! It's making me laugh and cry all at the same time! Then again, that could just be all my hormones wreaking havoc on me... But it's a great book for all mothers-to-be.
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Old 02-25-2011, 12:09 AM
 
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It is a wonderful book isn't it? I'm 200 pages in. What I want to know is whether the 19th century 19th wife is based on a real person? Do you happen to know?
I don't think she is based on a real person but I'm going to start checking his links to wiki and the LDS archive to make sure. I'll also check with a friend who knows the history of the church. It's labeled "novel" and I think if the 19th century character was real it would be mentioned somewhere.

I loved Lucifer's Hammer, too. Scary stuff but it sure could happen.
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Old 02-25-2011, 02:07 AM
 
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Finished The Scourge of God (finally) and onto the next in the series The Sword of the Lady . It seems The Change series is also known as the "emberverse series", no idea why.
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:27 AM
 
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Reading ~~ "Scared To Death" , by: Wendy Corsi-Staub
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Puposky MN
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It is a wonderful book isn't it? I'm 200 pages in. What I want to know is whether the 19th century 19th wife is based on a real person? Do you happen to know?

I had no clue it had been made into a movie. And I have no clue what will happen in the book.

After light shimmer talked me into it , I managed to sneak into the bookstore today just long enough to pick up two of Larry Niven's books since I liked Lucifer's Hammer so much. I am just a little curious as to how it is that he seems to write always with a co-writer? Different co-writers?

Happy to help
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Texas
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It is a wonderful book isn't it? I'm 200 pages in. What I want to know is whether the 19th century 19th wife is based on a real person? Do you happen to know?

I had no clue it had been made into a movie. And I have no clue what will happen in the book.

After light shimmer talked me into it , I managed to sneak into the bookstore today just long enough to pick up two of Larry Niven's books since I liked Lucifer's Hammer so much. I am just a little curious as to how it is that he seems to write always with a co-writer? Different co-writers?
Ann Eliza Young was a real person but the biographical info about her in this book is based on some guess work but mostly facts. The author mentions that in his "notes and acknowledgments."

I also checked around on the internet and she was married to Brigham Young and was his 19th wife. She wrote a memoir and was an advocate for women's rights and took a strong stand against polygamy. She died in 1925.

She was really an amazing woman and I'm so glad to find out that she really did exist.
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