Book Reviews / Food for Thought

Book Review: The Sound of Gravel

The idea of fundamentalist Mormonism (aka the kind with polygamy) is hard for most people to wrap their heads around. However, with this memoir, the harder thing for me to understand was the extreme poverty in which Ruthie and her family live. We are talking about to electricity or running water. Growing up in Mormon colony in Mexico, neglect doesn’t even begin to cover it.

I was happy for the epilogue as it was enough for me to understand that things really do turn out alright for Ruthie, but I would have liked just a little but more. What are her the rest of her siblings doing with their lives, for instance.

4 out of 5 stars.

Tell Us What You Think!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s