The Resource The sound of gravel : a memoir, Ruth Wariner

The sound of gravel : a memoir, Ruth Wariner

Label
The sound of gravel : a memoir
Title
The sound of gravel
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Wariner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Title
The sound of gravel
Creator
Summary
An account of the author's coming-of-age in a polygamist Mormon Doomsday cult describes her childhood on a Mexico hills farm as one of her father's more than 40 welfare-dependent children, the extreme religious beliefs that haunted her daily life and her escape in the aftermath of a devastating tragedy
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10462389
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 289.3092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BX8680.L48
LC item number
W37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Ruth Wariner
Label
The sound of gravel : a memoir, Ruth Wariner
Publication
Copyright
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The promised land -- Babylon -- Alone -- Breaking
Control code
20445536
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9781250077691
Lccn
2015037663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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20445536
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn907010547
  • (OCoLC)907010547

Library Locations

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