An instant New York Times bestseller"An addictive chronicle of a polygamist community."
"A haunting, harrowing testament to survival. -- People Magazine
-- New York Magazine
The thirty-ninth of her father's forty-two children, Ruth Wariner grew up in polygamist family on a farm in rural Mexico. In The Sound of Gravel
, she offers an unforgettable portrait of the violence that threatened her community, her family's fierce sense of loyalty, and her own unshakeable belief in the possibility of a better life. An intimate, gripping tale of triumph and courage, The Sound of Gravel
is a heart-stopping true story.