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|Named Person:||Irene Spencer; Irene Spencer|
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|Description:||viii, 385 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||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. --
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'Utterly engaging... jaw-dropping stuff as Irene provides a fascinating insight into Mormon life and polygamous marriage *****' -- Marie Claire