Book: Sound of Gravel
Author: Ruth Wariner
This is my 47th read of the year
This is the story of the author's childhood growing up in a polygamy family in Mexico. She was her father's 39th child. When he died, and her mom remarried and had many more children, Ruth's life got significantly worse. Bounced around to several towns and living through the death of several siblings and family members, Ruth finally broke free of the abuse she faced.
This was a great book. I listened to it, and I would consider this its only downfall. And that is only because the author chose to read her own story. But the story itself and what Ruth faced growing up is a story not to be missed. You will shake with horror and anger about what she and her siblings were put through as young children and be amazed at where Ruth is now inspite of it all.
This story is well written, well told and was gripping from beginning to end. I highly recommend taking a look into Ruth's world. It is captivating.