The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner – review

I read this memoir in two sittings. Held captive by Ruth Wariner’s words, I found that I could not put the book down until I’d read the final page. To say that I enjoyed the book would trivialize its content-but the author’s telling of growing up in a polygamist community had me spellbound.

The Sound of Gravel is a touching story that depicts poverty, isolation, tragedy, and heartache. It’s a story of love, hate, determination and the unbreakable bond that tethers Ruthie to her brothers and sisters – as well as her resolve to keep them all safe.

This was a tumultuous and fascinating read…and one that I will think about for months to come.

A solid 5+ stars

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