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9/8/08: The 19th Wife

Ann Eliza Young

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – Ann Eliza Young was 24 when she married her prophet Brigham Young. By her account, she was his 19th wife, and when she filed for divorce in 1873, she made headlines in newspapers and tabloids around the country. Novelist David Ebershoff says those contemporary accounts remind him of reports he read on the polygamists in Eldorado, Texas. In his new book The 19th Wife, Ebershoff weaves together the two time periods to create a portrait of polygamy and its effect on the lives of those who live it.

  • This Friday, September 12th, David Ebershoff will present The 19th Wife at the King's English Bookshop. The event begins at 7:00 p.m. For more information, click here or call the store at 801-484-9100.

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