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Red Water, by Judith Freeman
Discussed on Thursday, February 5th, 2009 at 6:30pm

Red Water takes you into a territory and culture that will haunt you long after the last page is turned. The story is fascinating, the language and style is incredible, and the characters are as varied and memorable as a Utah sunset. Judith Freeman proves once again that she is as gifted a writer as we have in this country.

The seven members in attendance agreed it was a captivating pick.

A fictionalized account of one pioneering Later-Day Saints family and the tragic Mountain Meadows Massacre, the book is divided into three sections, dedicated to three of John D. Lee's wives. Each of the three women relate their experiences in dealing with the wilderness, plural marriage, and relationships between sister-brides. Each wife had to forge her own personal and spiritual path. Red Water is the account of their choices, struggles, successes, and dreams.