The Sound of Gravel

A Memoir

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Publisher Description

A New York Times bestseller, The Sound of Gravel is the remarkable true story of one girl's coming-of-age in a polygamist Mormon Doomsday cult.

“A haunting, harrowing testament to survival." — People Magazine
“An addictive chronicle of a polygamist community.” — New York Magazine


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.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2016
January 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Flatiron Books
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
7.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Truth072 ,

Loved it!

Heart wrenching novel about a young girl as she traverses life in a polygamist family. Warning- it could definitely be brutal at times. I found myself wincing and needing to take a break from reading it to process my own emotions from experiencing (second-hand) Ruth’s abuse/traumas. Definitely a page turner. Highly recommend for those interested in learning more about the Mormon polygamist colony in Lebaron!

Green sculls ,

Mesmerizing

A book full of painful truths, love of family and success. Very well written!

Coco Kemelgor ,

Love

This is literally my favorite book ever! everytime i’m in the mood to read i always gravitate towards this book. 11/10; amazing !

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