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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
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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wariner, Ruth
Dewey number
289.3092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BX8680.L48
LC item number
W37 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wariner, Ruth
  • Mormons
  • Polygamy
  • Mormons
Label
The sound of gravel : a memoir, Ruth Wariner
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The promised land -- Babylon -- Alone -- Breaking
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (342 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781250077714
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
ADDE5E79-C6CE-4494-961B-05BF51695489
System control number
  • 2094745
  • (OCoLC)933843249
  • (OCoLC)ocn933843249
  • 2094745
Label
The sound of gravel : a memoir, Ruth Wariner
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The promised land -- Babylon -- Alone -- Breaking
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (342 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781250077714
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
ADDE5E79-C6CE-4494-961B-05BF51695489
System control number
  • 2094745
  • (OCoLC)933843249
  • (OCoLC)ocn933843249
  • 2094745

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