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The Sound of Gravel: A Memoir

Written by Ruth Wariner

The Sound of Gravel is The Glass Castle meets Pilgrim’s Wilderness – with a polygamist twist. For good measure, a dash of Don't Let's Go To the Dogs Tonight tops it off. This brutal but compelling recounting of a woman’s childhood as a member of a US-Mexico border religious cult provides a stark personal story to news accounts about polygamy. The author shares rampant poverty, abuse, neglect and scamming the US welfare system. All these downsides she deals with forthrightly and—somehow—manages to maintain a positive and loving approach to her own life.

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