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Paperback Secrets and Wives: The Hidden World of Mormon Polygamy Book

ISBN: 1593765215

ISBN13: 9781593765217

Secrets and Wives: The Hidden World of Mormon Polygamy

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What do we really know about modern practicing polygamists--not fictional ones like the Henrickson family on HBO's Big Love ? We've seen the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the news, the underage brides in pioneer dresses on a Texas ranch. But the FLDS is just one of many groups that have broken with mainstream Mormonism to follow those parts of Joseph Smith's doctrine disavowed by the LDS Church. Gaining unprecedented...

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A serious subject treated with sympathy and humor

Bhattacharya treats the subject of polygamy, as currently practiced by various offshoots from the Latter-day Saint movement (often referred to as LDS or Mormon), with humor, occasional wry insight, and sympathy. He approaches his subjects as neutrally as possible, gaining a degree of trust rarely seen in these situations. As a product of the practice of polygamy myself, and personally acquainted with many of the people he interviewed and wrote about, I found this a fascinating and satisfying read.
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