Sister Wife

Sister Wife

Book - 2008
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In the isolated rural community of Unity, the people of The Movement live a simple life guided by a set of religious principles and laws that are unique to them. Polygamy is the norm, strict obedience is expected and it is customary for young girls to be assigned to much older husbands.

Celeste was born and raised in Unity, yet she struggles to fit in. Perhaps it's because of Taviana, the girl who has come to live with them and entertains Celeste with forbidden stories, or Jon, the young man she has clandestine meetings with, or maybe it's the influence of Craig, the outsider she meets on the beach. Whatever it is, she struggles to accept her ordained life. At fifteen she is repulsed at the thought of being assigned to an older man and becoming a sister wife, and she knows for certain she is not cut out to raise children. She wants something more for herself, yet feels powerless to change her destiny because rebelling would bring shame upon her family.

Celeste watches as Taviana leaves Unity, followed by Jon, and finally Craig, the boy who has taught her to think "outside the box." Although she is assigned to a caring man, his sixth wife, she is desperately unhappy. How will Celeste find her way out of Unity?

Torn from the headlines and inspired by current events, Sister Wife is a compelling portrait of a community where the laws of the outside world are ignored and where individuality is punished.
ISBN: 9781551439273
Characteristics: 269 pages ;,21 cm.

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Jessica280411
Jul 14, 2018

Amazing book really pulls you in, the three different prospective I enjoyed because you get to see the impact on other characters and understand how they are feeling about the situation.
An all out amazing book that I enjoyed reading.

K_ROK Mar 03, 2013

Great book, finished it in an afternoon. Very well written and gives a great perspective. Thumbs up!

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DeweytheLibraryCat
Oct 20, 2012

we have a place like this in British Columbia Canada called Bountiful.

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Drina
Oct 05, 2012

Amazing Book! Loved every minute of it.

ChloeVer Feb 07, 2012

I can't wait to start reading this book!

po2dahok987 Jan 26, 2012

I really enjoyed the book! The story itself is just a story that you can literally leave your life behind and dive into! I noticed that while I and the other members of White Pine were reading it, some people called it far fetched. But I have heard of places it happens, So it was interesting to read what you might call "A day in the life." I haven't read the book in a year but now that I think about it, I'm gonna go read it again!! I would recommend this book to anyone!

rposthumus Dec 22, 2011

I really enjoyed the novel, until I read the epilouge. The book in its self was good I felt that the epilouge messed with the books ending.

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fearlessforever
Nov 17, 2011

A really good book and a must read!!! A real eye opener too :D

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eliannaguo
Sep 04, 2011

i haven't completely finished this book , but from what i've read so far , i'm really liking it ! i'm learning about the ways of their religion. i find it quite fascinating that they've been able to keep their town hidden away from their country for so long.

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Moirawyton
Jun 28, 2011

This book was great, and the characters were very relatable. I highly recommend for anyone looking for a compelling and heartfelt book!

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