I think Matt Haig is a brilliant writer and I really enjoyed this book. It is the story of an alien from another planet in a far away galaxy who comes to earth on assignment. It is not so much a fresh look at what it means to be human as a comforting look. And the writing is so, so good.
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This book is also essential about what it is to be human. It's about a family of vampires trying to pass as ordinary people in the neighborhood. I am long over my vampire fascination, but I enjoyed this book a lot.
This is historical fiction based on the story of Anna Eliza Young, a wife of Brigham Young who ended up campaigning for an end to polygamy interwoven with a modern day murder mystery that takes place on an isolated compound where polygamy is still in practice. Interesting, although I thought it bogged down at times.