The Sound of Gravel - Ruth Wariner

The Sound of Gravel

By Ruth Wariner

  • Release Date: 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 537 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.


  • 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.
  • Could not put this book down

    By Normajean73
    I love this book. Despite it being heart wrenching at times, it also gives you hope. I want to give Ruthie and all her siblings a big hug. Thank you for your openness and honesty. Bless you and your family!
  • The Sound of Gravel

    By Kat8286
    One of THE best books I've ever read! I'm so amazed by the authors strength throughout her life and how she has overcome such pain. I will recommend to anyone and everyone. Thank you for writing this book.
  • The Sound of Gravel

    By Lanerhamm
    This book is well written. I am so sorry that these children were forced to live such a wretched childhood with little education and no future unless they left their "Church". Why do some adults blame God for their lacks when they won't do for themselves. Scamming welfare costs everyone. Shame on both the husbands and wives. There are still unfortunate children growing up in polygamous families in the United States. Blessings to Ruthie for taking care of her siblings and helping them to become caring adults.