A first person account!!! I think this is a first for the Bible. For me, it adds a feel of historical truthiness.
We learn more about the return to Jerusalem. Ezra reports on a group of men trying to get back to the good old days (of God not killing them) and their efforts to follow the laws of Moses and practices of Aaron.
Strange wives could be a deal breaker so Ezra tells the men to send the unfit wives and children off to (die in the desert?).
This book seems to be written like an actual historical account. I think it's because God, the LORD has no presence in it except for a people trying to get back on the good side of an absent deity.
What do you think?