Favorite Wife: Escape from Polygamy

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2009. márc. 3. - 416 oldal
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She had no choice in the matter—none of the girls did. Her mission was to give birth to and raise many children in devoted service to a shared husband. Susan was fifteen years old when she became the sixth wife of Verlan LeBaron—one of the leaders of a rogue Mormon cult engaged in a blood feud with his brother that, from 1972 to 1988, claimed up to two dozen lives and led one prosecutor to call their descendents a “Lord of the Flies generation.”

In this gripping and eloquent book, Susan Ray Schmidt tells the story of growing up on the inside and of her ultimate escape. Delving more deeply into this mysterious underworld than any previous work, Favorite Wife is a powerful account of the affairs of the heart, coming of age under exceptional circumstances, and the tough choices that are sometimes painfully necessary to preserve human dignity.

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Susan Schmidt offers a harrowing account of the life of a woman born into a Mormon cult. Married to one of the cult's leaders, she speaks of the hardships faced by plural wives and their never ending ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása

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Susan Schmidt was once the member of the Church of the Firstborn of the Fullness of Times and the child-bride of polygamist Verlan LeBaron from Colonia LeBaron in Mexico. After eight years of marriage, she left her husband and fled to Cedar City with her five children. She lives in the northwestern United States.

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