The Sound of Gravel - Ruth Wariner

The Sound of Gravel

By Ruth Wariner

  • Release Date: 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 680 Ratings)


An instant New York Times bestseller

“A haunting, harrowing testament to survival."People Magazine

“An addictive chronicle of a polygamist community.”New York Magazine

“Unforgettable”Entertainment Weekly

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.


  • Poignant, heartwarming, courageous

    By mn_Mama
    I’ve never had a book bring me to tears as this one did. Tears of sadness but also tears of happiness. This book is beautifully written and very hard to put down. A very powerful story that I will not soon forget.
  • Soo good

    By nycesw
    Very good book && like the reviews said, hard to put down. I haven’t read a whole book since twilight my senior year, I’m now 27 and a mother of 4 (3 in heaven 1 on earth). So many moments I could relate too and many moments that were new and heartbreaking. Thank you for sharing your story
  • Heart wrenching, yet amazing

    By travelingty
    Thank you for sharing your story with us all. It could not have been easy. It was difficult to get through because of what you all went through but I’m glad I got through it.
  • Wonderful!

    By Sunny1956
    Thank you for sharing your life story! I hope your strength encourages others! Well done! An excellent book...
  • Beautifully Written!

    By 😍😍😍😘😉☺😍😊😄😝😜😍
    This was a book about hardships, lost innocence, and the power of love.
  • The Sound of Gravel

    By Burry R
    Sad story.
  • Very engaging

    By HotElectrician
    This well written biography will have you cheering at how well these children turned out considering what they went through.
  • Memoir loved by non-reader

    By Frustrated to the max
    Wonderfully written memoir that was truly a page turner and made a non-reader unable to put the book down!
  • Gripping, raw, must-read

    By K_wagner_Chi16
    I couldn't put this down. An honest, gripping, heartbreaking tale. Your will laugh, cry and feel everything in between.
  • Riveting

    By stacespace63
    Sad and uplifting at the same time. Troubling throughout but completely riveting.