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The sound of gravel : a memoir / Ruth Wariner.

Wariner, Ruth, (author.).

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  • 22 of 25 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Butler PL - Butler 921 WARINE (Text) 73174005028167 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola B WARINER (Text) 33118000173158 Adult: Biography Available -
Coatesville-Clay Twp PL - Coatesville B WARINER (Text) 78321000025361 Adult Biography Available -
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville 289.3092 War (Text) 32604000204250 DCTPLD AD Non-Fiction Available -
Greentown PL - Greentown 289.3092 WARINER (Text) 75342000083386 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood 289.3092 WAR (Text) 36626103709531 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Hagerstown Jefferson Twp PL - Hagerstown 289.3092 WARI (Text) 39213000753933 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library 289.33 WARINER (Text) 37500004183535 Nonfiction Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch 921 WARI (Text) 39391006718587 Nonfiction Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 289.3092 WAR (Text) 34330513073073 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250077691
  • ISBN: 1250077699
  • Physical Description: 342 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2016.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: The promised land -- Babylon -- Alone -- Breaking.
Summary, etc.: The 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 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, this is the memoir of one girl's fight for peace and love.--Adapted from book jacket.
Subject: Wariner, Ruth.
Mormons > Mexico > Biography.
Polygamy > Religious aspects > Church of the Firstborn of the Fulness of Times.
Mormons > United States > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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