Thorndike Press

The Sound of Gravel: A Memoir

  • Ruth Wariner
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  • ISBN-10: 1432837753
  • ISBN-13: 9781432837754
  • DDC: B
  • Shipping Weight: 1.25 lbs ( .57 kgs)
  • 512 Pages | Paperback
  • Published/Released January 2017
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This is a riveting, deeply affecting true story of one girl's coming-of-age in a polygamist family. Recounted from the innocent and hopeful perspective of a child, The Sound of Gravel is an intimate, gripping tale of triumph, courage, and resilience.


Customer Reviews

This well-written book is hard to put down and hard to forget.

— Publishers Weekly (starred)

Haunting. Rather than delving into the particulars of the community’s beliefs, Wariner reveals them as they arise. This gives great depth to the portrayal of her situation. With power and insight, Wariner’s tale shows a road to escape from the most confining circumstances.

— Booklist

Engrossingly readable from start to finish . . . an unsentimental yet wholly moving memoir.

— Kirkus Reviews