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The Sound of Gravel (A Memoir)

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9781250077691
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Overview

A riveting, deeply affecting true story of one girl’s coming-of-age in a polygamist family.


RUTH WARINER was the thirty-ninth of her father’s forty-two children. Growing up on a farm in rural Mexico, where authorities turn a blind eye to the practices of her community, Ruth lives in a ramshackle house without indoor plumbing or electricity. At church, preachers teach that God will punish the wicked by destroying the world and that women can only ascend to Heaven by entering into polygamous marriages and giving birth to as many children as possible. After Ruth’s father—the man who had been the founding prophet of the colony—is brutally murdered by his brother in a bid for church power, her mother remarries, becoming the second wife of another faithful congregant.

In need of government assistance and supplemental income, Ruth and her siblings are carted back and forth between Mexico and the United States, where Ruth’s mother collects welfare and her stepfather works a variety of odd jobs. Ruth comes to love the time she spends in the States, realizing that perhaps the community into which she was born is not the right one for her. As she begins to doubt her family’s beliefs and question her mother’s choices, she struggles to balance her fierce love for her siblings with her determination to forge a better life for herself.

Recounted from the innocent and hopeful perspective of a child, The Sound of Gravel is the remarkable memoir of one girl’s fight for peace and love. This is an intimate, gripping tale of triumph, courage, and resilience.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Ruth Wariner
    Format:
    Hardcover
    Pages:
    352
    Publisher:
    Flatiron Books (January 5, 2016)
    Language:
    English
    Audience:
    General/trade
    ISBN-13:
    9781250077691
    ISBN-10:
    1250077699
    Weight:
    19.2oz
    Dimensions:
    6.44" x 9.39" x 1.345"
    Case Pack:
    20
    File:
    Macmillan Trade-macmillan_us_trade_onix21-2016-0910-20160912.xml
    Folder:
    Macmillan Trade
    As low as:
    $20.71
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