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THE BELOVED NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK


“Wrenching and moving…Wariner is a survivor…she’s a fantastic writer.”

Entertainment Weekly Magazine, Grade A: Superb Entertainment. An unequivocal recommendation.

2017-02-28T22:34:40+00:00

Entertainment Weekly Magazine, Grade A: Superb Entertainment. An unequivocal recommendation.

“Wrenching and moving…Wariner is a survivor…she’s a fantastic writer.”
“A portrait of real courage in a sea of pretenders.”

—Kelly Corrigan, New York Times bestselling author of The Middle Place

2017-02-28T22:35:05+00:00

—Kelly Corrigan, New York Times bestselling author of THE MIDDLE PLACE

“A portrait of real courage in a sea of pretenders.”
“A story you won’t soon forget.”

—Good Housekeeping

2017-03-01T02:58:40+00:00

—Good Housekeeping

“A story you won’t soon forget.”
"A haunting harrowing testament to survival."

People Magazine (Book of the Week)

2017-02-28T22:34:13+00:00

People Magazine (Book of the Week)

"A haunting harrowing testament to survival."
"Addictive."

—New York Magazine

2017-02-28T00:33:11+00:00

—New York Magazine

"Addictive."

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Ruth Wariner is an internationally renowned speaker and author of The Sound of Gravel, an instant New York Times bestseller, which People Magazine called heartbreaking, haunting, yet ultimately uplifting.”

Ruth’s is an intimate, heart-stopping story of courage and triumph. The thirty-ninth of her father’s forty-two children, she details her tumultuous childhood, coming of age in a polygamist family in rural Mexico. She offers an unforgettable portrait of the violence that threatened her community, her fierce loyalty to her siblings, and her own unshakeable belief in the possibility of a better future for them all.

Ruth escaped to the U.S. with her youngest siblings in 1987, putting herself through college and graduate school while raising her three younger sisters. She taught high school Spanish for many years before becoming a writer and small business owner in Portland, Oregon.