David Ebershoff, author of The 19th Wife, on Tour Oct./Nov. 2008

Posted By on August 22, 2008

About David

David Ebershoff is the author of three novels, the 19th Wife, Pasadena, and The Danish Girl, and a short story collection, The Rose City.  His fiction has won a number of awards, including the Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Lambda Literary Award, and has been translated into ten languages to critical acclaim. Random House published his third novel, The 19th Wife, on August 5, 2008, to much acclaim.  It immediately hit a number of bestseller lists including that of The New York Times.  The novel is about one of Brigham Young’s plural wives, Ann Eliza young, as well as polygamy in the United States today.  Publisher’s Weekly called it “an exquisite tour-de-force” and Kirkus Reviews said it was “reminiscent of Wallace Stegner’s Angle of Repose in scope and ambition”, while the Los Angeles Times praised it by saying “it does that thing all good novels do: it entertains us.” Ebershoff has taught creative writing at New York University and Princeton and currently teaches in the graduate writing program at Columbia University.  For many years he was the publishing director of the Modern Library and now is an editor-at-large at Random House.  He lives in New York City. For more information, visit David’s website.  

About The 19th Wife Faith, I tell them, is a mystery, elusive to many, and never easy to explain. Sweeping and lyrical, spellbinding and unforgettable, David Ebershoff’s The 19th Wife combines epic historical fiction with a modern murder mystery to create a brilliant novel of literary suspense.  It is 1875, and Ann Eliza Young has recently separated from her powerful husband, Brigham Young, prophet and leader of the Mormon Church. Expelled and an outcast, Ann Eliza embarks on a crusade to end polygamy in the United States. A rich account of a family’s polygamous history is revealed, including how a young woman became a plural wife. Soon after Ann Eliza’s story begins, a second exquisite narrative unfolds–a tale of murder involving a polygamist family in present-day Utah. Jordan Scott, a young man who was thrown out of his fundamentalist sect years earlier, must reenter the world that cast him aside in order to discover the truth behind his father’s death. And as Ann Eliza’s narrative intertwines with that of Jordan’s search, readers are pulled deeper into the mysteries of love and faith. Read an excerpt HERE

David Ebershoff’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Wednesday, Oct. 15th:  Maw Books (Natasha got to meet David at a book signing!)

Thursday, Oct. 16th:  Maw Books (review)

Friday, Oct. 17th: Reading, ‘Riting, and Retirement (guest post and review)

Monday, Oct. 20th:  She Is Too Fond Of Books (author interview – David answering questions from readers)

Tuesday, Oct. 21st:  Age 30 – A Year in Books

Thursday, Oct. 23rd:  A High and Hidden Place

Monday, Oct. 27th:  It’s All About Books (guest post) and review

Tuesday, Oct. 28th:  Musings of a Bookish Kitty (review and author interview)

Thursday, Oct. 30th:  Books on the Brain (giveaway)

Monday, Nov. 3rd:  The Cottage Nest

Tuesday, Nov. 4th:  B&B ex libris

Wednesday, Nov. 5th:  Anniegirl1138

Thursday, Nov. 6th:  The Tome Traveller

Monday, Nov. 10th:  The Literate Housewife

Tuesday, Nov. 11th:  Educating Petunia

Wednesday,  Nov. 12th:  Diary of an Eccentric

Friday, Nov. 14th:  Book Chase

Comments

7 Responses to “David Ebershoff, author of The 19th Wife, on Tour Oct./Nov. 2008”

  1. […] at 7pm.  I’ll be hosting David Ebershoff on his virtual book tour on October 15th through TLC Book Tours. I won’t be able to get the book read before Friday but meeting him in person will be a nice […]

  2. Susan says:

    Can I possibly hop on this tour? I’m LDS (Mormon), and am very interested in this book. It looks full, but I would love it if you could squeeze me in. Thanks!

  3. […] 30th (I’ll be giving away a 1st edition copy of the book).  You can view the full schedule HERE. I’m expanding this teaser from 2 sentences to 4 just so that it makes sense.  This is […]

  4. […] new novel, The 19th Wife. My review will appear on Nov. 5th on this site, though there are others reading and review as well beginning Oct.15. If you have a bit of idle time, and you are interested in new reads, […]

  5. […] received this book as part of David’s TLC Book Tour, and he also generously sent me a 2nd signed and personalized copy to keep (thanks, David!) but […]

  6. […] this is another book on my radar which I’ve heard about a lot via book blogs and the recent TLC Book tour but it was so interesting to hear him talk about his time in Salt Lake City doing some initial […]

  7. […] If you would like to find out more about this book, check out the rest of his book tour here. […]

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