Excerpt from The Polygamist’s Daughter

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Most of the books I mention here are young adult, suspense, or mystery. Ninety-nine percent are fiction. But last week I picked up Anna LeBaron’s memoir, The Polygamist’s Daughter. As a rule, I don’t read memoirs, but this one intrigued me. Annan is not a polished writer, but she has a story to tell, and I enjoyed reading it. The Polygamist’s Daughter is a journey of faith rather than an expose, so don’t pick it up expecting a lot of action.

“Stop crying! You’re seven years old. Crying doesn’t do any good.” She bent over and kissed my cheek. I placed my hand over the spot to hold in her warmth as long as possible.

Anna LeBaron, The Polygamist’s Daughter

This is the haunting memoir of Anna LeBaron, daughter of the notorious polygamist and murderer Ervil LeBaron. Ervil’s criminal activity kept Anna and her siblings constantly on the run from the FBI. Often starving, the children lived in a perpetual state of fear—and despite their numbers, Anna always felt alone. Would she ever find a place she truly belonged? Would she ever be anything other than the polygamist’s daughter?

Filled with murder, fear, and betrayal, The Polygamist’s Daughter is the harrowing, heart-wrenching story of a fatherless girl and her unwavering search for love, faith, and a place to call home.

Comments

  1. I’m guessing this one was quite a harrowing read, but I hope that the ending is uplifting and empowering. The quote is a bit of a heartbreak… My offering this week is far more escapist and fun – https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/10/10/teaser-tuesday-10th-october-2017/

  2. Not really my cup of tea, but glad you enjoyed it. My Teaser is from a mystery by Maia Chance.

  3. Now I’m intrigued. I hate when a parent tells a young child to stop crying, and then makes her feel bad for it. Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “KEEP HER SAFE”

  4. Sounds like it might be just a bit disturbing to read, but interesting. I don’t often read memoirs either. Here’s my Teaser this week, from This Side of Murder: http://bit.ly/2zcyzd7

    • I actually didn’t find it disturbing. There is no molestation/rape. The murders mentioned in the blurb are off the page. It is really the author’s exploration of her poverty-stricken childhood and the thought-control of the cult, followed by her spiritual journey and reconciliation with the past.

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