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Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs
by Elissa Wall, Lisa Pulitzer

Published: 2009-02-24
Mass Market Paperback : 464 pages
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“Both creepy…and quite moving.”
—New York Times Book Review

“Wall’s story couldn’t be more timely.”
—People

Stolen Innocence is the gripping New York Times bestselling memoir of Elissa Wall, the courageous former member of Utah’s infamous FLDS polygamist sect whose ...

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“Both creepy…and quite moving.”
New York Times Book Review

“Wall’s story couldn’t be more timely.”
People

Stolen Innocence is the gripping New York Times bestselling memoir of Elissa Wall, the courageous former member of Utah’s infamous FLDS polygamist sect whose powerful courtroom testimony helped convict controversial sect leader Warren Jeffs in September 2007. At once shocking, heartbreaking, and inspiring, Wall’s story of subjugation and survival exposes the darkness at the root of this rebel offshoot of the Mormon faith.

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  "unbeliveable story"by awr115 (see profile) 09/20/13

I found this book fascinating and very insightful into the world of FLDS. Hard to understand/believe that this lifestyle exists in 21st century here in the US. The book is long and jammed with facts and... (read more)

 
  "Good Read"by jyochim (see profile) 12/11/10

It took a really long time and it seemed like sometimes there was too much in details but it really makes you think and opens up views of a way of life that most of us know nothing about.

 
  "Stolen Innocence"by kerbam1421 (see profile) 05/11/10

 
  "Couldn't put this one down!"by teatime (see profile) 09/17/08

True story of her life growing up too soon in a world known by few. Heartfelt drama of families ripped apart by a dictatorship controlled society right her in the USA and in this day and age. Couldn't... (read more)

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