The play that spawned the novel opens in SALT LAKE CITY May 15.

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The Righteous and Very Real Housewives of Utah County is the story of Emma Harris, a passionate seventy-year old Mormon widow and the women around her: the wives of the Pratt family. Set in her quest to marry a younger man, Emma defies social and religious conventions to grant herself a second chance at love.

The story is a bittersweet tale of six women determined and troubled, vulnerable and yet spirited, a story that talks about the longing for family, the resilience of the human spirit, and the superlative courage it takes to love unconditionally.


Following the structure of Like Water for Chocolate, the book is divided into twelve chapters, each beginning with a Mormon-themed recipe. The ways in which the six protagonists cope with the pressures of living a righteous life are revealed in the context of their culinary traditions. 
The novel is enchanting and honest with touches of magical realism and raw eroticism, a novel that reveals that, ultimately, no one is without sin.





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