The Sound of Gravel
Score: 4.5
From 932 Ratings

The Sound of Gravel


  • Author: Ruth Wariner
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 7568435 Bytes


An instant New York Times bestseller“A haunting, harrowing testament to survival." — People Magazine“An addictive chronicle of a polygamist community.” — New York Magazine“Unforgettable” — Entertainment WeeklyThe thirty-ninth of her father’s forty-two children, Ruth Wariner grew up in polygamist family on a farm in rural Mexico. In The Sound of Gravel, she offers an unforgettable portrait of the violence that threatened her community, her family’s fierce sense of loyalty, and her own unshakeable belief in the possibility of a better life. An intimate, gripping tale of triumph and courage, The Sound of Gravel is a heart-stopping true story....

The Articles of Faith

The Articles of Faith


  • Author: James E. Talmage
  • Release Date : 2020-08-17
  • Genre: Christianity
  • File Size: 2936539 Bytes


The Articles of Faith: A Series of Lectures on the Principal Doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is book by James E. Talmage about doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). The name of the book is taken from the LDS Church's "Articles of Faith", an 1842 creed written by Joseph Smith. Talmage decided to use Smith's Articles of Faith as an outline of his work. He first delivered the material that he would organize into a book in a series of lectures delivered in 1893 at Latter-day Saints' University in Salt Lake City, Utah, which Talmage was the president of at the time. Articles of Faith is a Mormon classic and, for many years, it was among the few non-scriptural works that ...

The Sound of Gravel
Score: 4
From 17 Ratings

The Sound of Gravel


  • Author : Ruth Wariner
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250077714


The Sound of Gravel Book Description :

An instant New York Times bestseller “A haunting, harrowing testament to survival." — People Magazine “An addictive chronicle of a polygamist community.” — New York Magazine “Unforgettable” — Entertainment Weekly The thirty-ninth of her father’s forty-two children, Ruth Wariner grew up in polygamist family on a farm in rural Mexico. In The Sound of Gravel, she offers an unforgettable portrait of the violence that threatened her community, her family’s fierce sense of loyalty, and her own unshakeable belief in the possibility of a better life. An intimate, gripping tale of triumph and courage, The Sound of Gravel is a heart-stopping true story....

The Sound of Gravel
Score: 4
From 17 Ratings

The Sound of Gravel


  • Author : Ruth Wariner
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2017-04-25
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1250077702


The Sound of Gravel Book Description :

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 anothe...

The Sound of Gravel
Score: 4
From 17 Ratings

The Sound of Gravel


  • Author : Ruth Wariner
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250077691


The Sound of Gravel Book Description :

The Sound of Gravel is Ruth Wariner's unforgettable and deeply moving story of growing up in a polygamist Mormon doomsday community. The thirty-ninth of her father's forty-one children, Ruth is raised on a farm in the hills of Mexico, where polygamy is practiced without fear of legal persecution. There, Ruth's family lives in a home without indoor plumbing or electricity and attends a church where preachers teach that God will punish the wicked by destroying the world. In need of government assistance and supplemental income, Ruth and her siblings are carted back and forth between Mexico and the United States, where her mother collects welfare and her father works a variety of odd jobs. Ruth comes to love the time she spends in the States, realising ...

The Polygamist s Daughter
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

The Polygamist s Daughter


  • Author : Anna LeBaron
  • Publisher : NavPress
  • Release Date : 2017-03-21
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496417589


The Polygamist s Daughter Book Description :

My father had thirteen wives and more than fifty children . . . This is the haunting memoir of Anna LeBaron, daughter of the notorious polygamist and murderer Ervil LeBaron. Ervil’s criminal activity kept Anna and her siblings constantly on the run from the FBI. Often starving, the children lived in a perpetual state of fear—and despite their numbers, Anna always felt alone. Would she ever find a place she truly belonged? Would she ever be anything other than the polygamist’s daughter? Filled with murder, fear, and betrayal, The Polygamist’s Daughter is the harrowing, heart-wrenching story of a fatherless girl and her unwavering search for love, faith, and a place to call home....

Favorite Wife
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Favorite Wife


  • Author : Susanne K. Schmidt
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2009-03-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781599217376


Favorite Wife Book Description :

A riveting memoir of life inside one of North America's most notorious polygamous cults....

Shattered Dreams
Score: 3.5
From 21 Ratings

Shattered Dreams


  • Author : Irene Spencer
  • Publisher : Center Street
  • Release Date : 2007-08-22
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781599950310


Shattered Dreams Book Description :

Irene Spencer did as she felt God commanded in marrying her brother-in-law Verlan LeBaron, becoming his second wife. When the government raided the fundamentalist, polygamous Mormon village of Short Creek, Arizona, Irene and her family fled to Verlan's brothers' Mexican ranch. They lived in squalor and desolate conditions in the Mexican desert with Verlan's six brothers, one sister, and numerous wives and children. Readers will be appalled and astonished, but most amazingly, greatly inspired. Irene's dramatic story reveals how far religion can be stretched and abused and how one woman and her children found their way out, into truth and redemption....

Running with Scissors
Score: 3
From 3,912 Ratings

Running with Scissors


  • Author : Augusten Burroughs
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1429902523


Running with Scissors Book Description :

Now including an excerpt from Lust & Wonder, a new memoir coming in March 2016. Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead-ringer for Santa and a lunatic in the bargain. Suddenly, at age twelve, Augusten Burroughs found himself living in a dilapidated Victorian in perfect squalor. The doctor's bizarre family, a few patients, and a pedophile living in the backyard shed completed the tableau. Here, there were no rules, there was no school. The Christmas tree stayed up until summer, and Valium was eaten like Pez. And when things got dull, there was always the vintage electroshock therapy machine under the stairs.... Running with Scissors is a...

Daughter of the Saints  Growing Up in Polygamy

Daughter of the Saints Growing Up in Polygamy


  • Author : Dorothy Allred Solomon
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2020-04-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393541182


Daughter of the Saints Growing Up in Polygamy Book Description :

"Probably the best book ever written about polygamy. Neither an apologia nor an exposé."—Salt Lake City Tribune "I am the daughter of my father's fourth plural wife, twenty-eighth of forty-eight children—a middle kid, you might say." So begins this astonishing and poignant memoir of life in the family of Utah fundamentalist leader and naturopathic physician Rulon C. Allred. Since polygamy was abolished by manifesto in 1890, this is a story of secrecy and lies, of poverty and imprisonment and government raids. When raids threatened, the families were forced to scatter from their pastoral compound in Salt Lake City to the deserts of Mexico or the wilds of Montana. To follow the Lord's plan as dictated by the Principle, the human cost was huge. Eve...

The Prophet Calls
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The Prophet Calls


  • Author : Melanie Sumrow
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-11-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781499808131


The Prophet Calls Book Description :

Gentry Forrester feels lucky to live among God’s chosen people in the Prophet's compound, but when music is outlawed, Gentry and her older brother, Tanner, sneak out of the community. When they return, all bets are off as the Prophet exercises his control. Born into a polygamous community in the foothills of New Mexico, Gentry Forrester feels lucky to live among God’s chosen. Here, she lives apart from the outside world and its “evils.” On her thirteenth birthday, Gentry receives a new violin from her father and, more than anything, she wants to play at the Santa Fe Music Festival with her brother, Tanner. But then the Prophet calls from prison and announces he has outlawed music in their community and now forbids women to leave. Determined t...

Lands of Lost Borders

Lands of Lost Borders


  • Author : Kate Harris
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2018-01-30
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345816795


Lands of Lost Borders Book Description :

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE RBC TAYLOR PRIZE "Every day on a bike trip is like the one before--but it is also completely different, or perhaps you are different, woken up in new ways by the mile." As a teenager, Kate Harris realized that the career she most craved--that of a generalist explorer, equal parts swashbuckler and philosopher--had gone extinct. From her small-town home in Ontario, it seemed as if Marco Polo, Magellan and their like had long ago mapped the whole earth. So she vowed to become a scientist and go to Mars. To pass the time before she could launch into outer space, Kate set off by bicycle down a short section of the fabled Silk Road with her childhood friend Mel Yule, then settled down to study at Oxford and MIT. Eventually...