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Author Spencer, Irene, 1937-

Title Shattered dreams : my life as a polygamist's wife / Irene Spencer.

Imprint New York : Center Street, 2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  289.3 Sp35Bs 2007    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description viii, 385 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Summary Irene Spencer did as she felt God commanded in marrying her brother-in-law Verlan LeBaron, becoming his second wife at age 16. When the government raided the fundamentalist, polygamous Mormon village of Short Creek, Arizona, Irene and her family fled to Verlan's brothers' Mexican ranch. They lived in squalor and desolate conditions in the Mexican desert with Verlan's four brothers, one mentally ill sister, and numerous wives and children--Irene herself bore thirteen. The dramatic story of her life, and her escape to an outside world for which she was little prepared, reveals how far religion can be stretched and abused and how one woman and her children found their way to truth and redemption.--From publisher description.
Subject Spencer, Irene, 1937-
Polygamy -- Utah.
Mormon fundamentalism -- Utah.
Mormon families -- Utah.
ISBN 1599957191
Standard No. IG# 9781599957197
IG# 1599957191

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