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The Sound of Gravel: A Memoir
by Ruth Wariner

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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 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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Nov 03, 2015 Becky rated it it was amazing THE SOUND OF GRAVEL by Ruth WarinerWhat a sad and horrifying life these children had foisted upon them by adults who should have cared for and loved themIts stories of tragedy, abuse, trust, and dreams betrayed are more than offset by Wariner’s pure goodness: her courage, determination, wits, resilience, and ultimately, in her quest to save her beloved siblings, triumph"There's not enough time to get Audrey and your brothers ready," she holleredAfter 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 congregantPoverty and jealousy are enormous stressorsI will not be forgetting this incredible memoir anytime soon.” Cea Sunrise Person, author of North of Normal: A Memoir of My Wilderness Childhood, My Unusual Family, and How I Survived Both“I can’t remember a book that’s had a greater impact on me

His son was Joel FThere were times that the children are left unattended for days with no adult supervision.I read the book in two days and it gave me real insight to the issues that the author faced and how she came out on the other sideOlder teens will also like this, especially fans of A CHILD CALLED IT.Thanks to Macmillan's Flatiron Books for providing the advance reading copyOur families were split apart the day my father, Ervil, ordered a "Blood Covenant" hit on her father, Joel.Our families had not spoken in over four decades.until our chance encounter on TwitterAnonymous More than 1 year ago Couldnt put it down, kept me wanting more.This gives great depth to the portrayal of her situationflag 10 likesLike see review

As a non-fiction lover I've read quite a few memoirs and I can think of none so captivating and utterly gripping as this one(view spoiler)[Though, when she wouldn't leave Lane after he started to sexually abuse her child, I lost most of my respect for herBut rather than bring stability to the family, the marriage only seemed to exacerbate the chaosThe story she tells goes beyond 'scripture bible' lifestyle practicesThe mom in me was horrified at the depictions of life without electricity, adequate food, or appropriate adult supervisionBeautifully written, Ruth Wariner's powerful, raw memoir will touch your heart like nothing you've read beforeAfter a freak accident that killed both Kathy and one of her younger siblings, Wariner discovered that Lane was also abusing her younger, developmentally delayed brother, LukeI was given an advance reading copy in exchange for my honest review.more flag 19 likesLike see review View 1 comment 48a4f088c3

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