Beyond the Mapped Stars

During the summer of 1878, Elizabeth dreams of becoming an astronomer and witnessing a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse.

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Elizabeth Bertelsen’s life is not sheltered—far from it, in fact. Growing up Mormon during the late 1870s means she is close to the land, to matters of life and death and to the complex dynamics of a polygamous household. But Elizabeth has quite literally set her sights on the stars; she hopes to become an…

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