David Ebershoffs novel The 19th Wife caused quite a stir when it was released last summer. Now you can take a deeper look at the book, examining its two parallel stories. One recounts the life of Ann Eliza, Brigham Youngs 19th wife, who was expelled from the Mormon Church and spent the rest of her life trying to destroy and discredit the religious leader. The other details the present-day mystery in which a gay son, long ago thrown out of the church, comes home to prove his mothers innocence in the murder of her polygamous husband. Talk about faith, love and life as one among many during todays Jungmans Book Discussion with other semipro readers. 2 p.m. Jungman Neighborhood Library, 5830 Westheimer. For information, call 832-393-1860 or visit www.houstonlibrary.org. Free.
Thu., Jan. 8, 2 p.m., 2009