David Ebershoff, Author of The 19th Wife, on tour May/June 2009

Posted By on February 19, 2009

To celebrate the paperback release of The 19th Wife, David Ebershoff will be on both a ‘real’ live book tour and a virtual TLC Book Tour!  His live book tour will take him to San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Wichita, Asheville, Raleigh, and Des Moines.  We plan to seek out virtual tour hosts from all of these cities in the hope that they can see David “live” and blog about it!  Photos, please!!

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.

p9780812974157About 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:

Monday, May 18:   Hey, Lady!  Whatcha Readin’?

Wednesday, May 20th:  A Guy’s Moleskin Notebook

Tuesday, May 21st:  Becky’s Book Reviews

Tuesday, May 26th:  Book Nut

Tuesday, June 2nd:  Biblioaddict

Thursday, June 4th:  A Life in Books

Friday, June 5th:  Bookgirl’s Nightstand

Monday, June 8th:  Live and Let Di

Tuesday, June 9th:  Ramya’s Bookshelf

Wednesday, June 10th:  As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves

Thursday, June 11th:  A Novel Menagerie

Monday, June 15th:  The 3 R’s: Reading, ‘Riting, and Randomness

Tuesday, June 16th:  The Book Faery Reviews

Wednesday, June 17th:  Shelf Life

Friday, June 19th:  In the Shadow of Mt. TBR

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