Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Book Club

The first Sunday of the month, you can find me with fabulous women talking about good books, while drinking wine and eating yummy food. We switch off at different gals' houses and we always have such a fun time (about 1/2 of the time we're talking, we're on task - the rest of the time we're chatting about all sorts of things).

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This month we read The 19th Wife which intertwines a story of the plural marriage of Ann Eliza (the 19th wife of Bringham Young) in the late 1800's and a current story set in Hildale/Colorado City, the infamous polygamous city, set in present time. The story of Ann Eliza is fascinating and details the split in the Mormon church. Ann Eliza is singlehandedly responsible for the ending of legalized polygamy in the United States. I should clarify that this is not about the plural marriages that exist in shows like Sister Wives. This is the sect where the men have 50-100 child brides...the sect that kicks out boys at a certain age (because they would be competing with their dads for wives)...the sect that does not allow anyone to watch TV or read newspapers or dress in current fashions. It was such a fascinating book!
 
Next month is my turn to host and I've chosen The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling. I'm so excited about it.

2 comments:

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Sounds like a fascinating book!

Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I think I'm going to check the book out, sounds interesting. Thanks!

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