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I found parts of the dialogue to be a little hard to believe and the book kind of dragged on for 100 pages more than it needed to.
Characters: David Ebershoff has done a wonderful job of creating believable characters in both the stories taking place within the book.
Despite the pain this sometimes brings him, he makes friends along the way, and they're a fascinating and diverse group of allies.
I found this book to be an interesting look into polygamy. It is a topic I've always tried to understand. I enjoyed the double story line and mystery in it. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Tina M. Mokuau
The book explains the early origins and beliefs of the LDS church--especially the role of polygamy. The Firsts have a strong case for their beliefs. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Elisabeth Ratcliff
Well written. Shocking if there is any element of truth to it.Published 9 days ago by Virginia Epen
Not to my liking. No one knows what really went on but made a way too long book to tell that fact.Published 11 days ago by grani
It was interesting, not spellbinding. A little too "off" on the modern story line.Published 11 days ago by Caite
I was prepared to force myself to read this book, because several people had indicated that they were reading and not enjoying it. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Jodie
I would have given the book 5 stars except for the fact that at times it was difficult to determine which prophet was being discussed and it became a little confusing. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Van
I borrowed this as an audio book from my local library. I'm not sure what attracted me to it. It started out slowly, and I had a hard time continuing to listen to the first three... Read morePublished 17 days ago by C'est Moi!