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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.

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