Wednesday, October 7th, 6:30pm — 8pm

Garfield Book Company Fiction Book Club

Join us the first Wednesday of Every Month

Come join us Wednesday, October 7th, at 6:30 to discuss October's Pick 19th Wife by David Ebershoff.

This ambitious third novel tells two parallel stories of polygamy. The first recounts Brigham Young's expulsion of one of his wives, Ann Eliza, from the Mormon Church; the second is a modern-day murder mystery set in a polygamous compound in Utah. Unfolding through an impressive variety of narrative formsóWikipedia entries, academic research papers, newspaper opinion piecesóthe stories include fascinating historical details. We are told, for instance, of Brigham Young's ban on dramas that romanticized monogamous love at his community theatre; as one of Young's followers says, "I ain't sitting through no play where a man makes such a cussed fuss over one woman." Ebershoff demonstrates abundant virtuosity, as he convincingly inhabits the voices of both a nineteenth-century Mormon wife and a contemporary gay youth excommunicated from the church, while also managing to say something about the mysterious power of faith.


Cost / Admission
Free

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Contact Info
Kelley Valdez
valdezka@plu.edu
253-535-7665
Location
Garfield Book Company at PLU
208 Garfield St., Suite 101
Tacoma, WA, 98444
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book club, fiction, reading, women