The Sound of Gravel
  • Author : Ruth Wariner
  • Release Date : 05 January 2016
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 13 : 9781250077714
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Book excerpt: 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

The Sound of Gravel

Author : Ruth Wariner
Publisher : Flatiron Books
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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 ...

The Sound of Gravel

The Sound of Gravel

Author : Ruth Wariner
Publisher : Flatiron Books
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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 ...

The Sound of Gravel

The Sound of Gravel

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Publisher : Macmillan
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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 ...

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