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When Josephine Bell discovers how quickly one can descend from middle-class Victorian comfort to the slums of Liverpool, she makes a fateful decision. Seeking escape from desperate poverty, the girl joins a community of kindly strangers and embarks on an epic journey across a treacherous ocean and into the wilderness, pulling a two-wheeled handcart over the Rocky Mountains to a remote desert kingdom. In her new home, a Mormon settlement in the Utah Territory, Josephine is pressed into a polygamous marriage with a man almost four decades older than herself. Against a backdrop of rising violence and haunting tragedy, Josephine's struggle to find herself takes her to unexpected places. The Gates of Eden explores the timeless mysteries of faith and doubt, fear and love through the eyes of a girl on the cusp of adulthood.
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Cook Memorial Library - La Grande F LeCheminant, N (Text) 35178001780363 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 03/25/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780960021505
  • ISBN: 0960021507
  • Physical Description: 311 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Salem, Oregon : Cottage Street Books, 2019.

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General Note:
Includes book club discussion guide.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 306-310).
Summary, etc.:
When Josephine Bell discovers how quickly one can descend from middle-class Victorian comfort to the slums of Liverpool, she makes a fateful decision. Seeking escape from desperate poverty, the girl joins a community of kindly strangers and embarks on an epic journey across a treacherous ocean and into the wilderness, pulling a two-wheeled handcart over the Rocky Mountains to a remote desert kingdom. In her new home, a Mormon settlement in the Utah Territory, Josephine is pressed into a polygamous marriage with a man almost four decades older than herself. Against a backdrop of rising violence and haunting tragedy, Josephine's struggle to find herself takes her to unexpected places. The Gates of Eden explores the timeless mysteries of faith and doubt, fear and love through the eyes of a girl on the cusp of adulthood.
Subject: Mormon women > Fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life > Fiction.
Polygamy > Fiction.
Utah > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Christian fiction.

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