Stolen Innocence

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HarperCollins, Oct 13, 2009 - True Crime - 464 pages
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In September 2007, a packed courtroom in St. George, Utah, sat hushed as Elissa Wall, the star witness against polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs, gave captivating testimony of how Jeffs forced her to marry her first cousin at age fourteen. This harrowing and vivid account proved to be the most compelling evidence against Jeffs, showing the harsh realities of this closed community and the lengths that Jeffs went to in order to control the women in it. Now, in this courageous memoir, Elissa Wall tells her incredible and inspirational story of her time in the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), detailing how she emerged from its confines to help bring one of America's most notorious criminals to justice.

  

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The writing was laugh out loud terrible. - Goodreads
This book gives a great insight into the FLDS Church. - Goodreads
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Interesting book about an interesting bunch of people I knew little about. It's hard to believe people live this way in modern day America. I will steer clear of Utah! Read full review

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A very interesting account of a young lady, Elissa Wall, who found the courage to leave the Fundamentalist Church of the Latter Day Saints (an offshoot of the Mormons that still practiced polygamy ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
PART
5
A New Mother
7
Growing Up and Keeping Sweet
22
Good Priesthood Children
41
In Light and Truth
51
The Rise of Warren
63
Out of Control
78
Refuge in Canada
234
Nowhere to Run
249
A Pair of Headlights
260
Promise Not to Tell
276
A Story Like Mine
288
Love at Last
305
Choosing My Future
317
PART THREE
329

7
82
Reassignment
90
Preparing for Zion
105
A Revelation Is Made
114
The Celestial Law
127
The Word of the Prophet
140
Man and Wife
152
All Alone
166
PART
185
Survival Begins
187
The Destruction Is Upon Us
201
Death Comes to Short Creek
215
False Prophet
224
New Beginnings
331
Coming Forward
347
Captured
358
Facing Warren
365
The Trial Begins
381
The End Is In Sight
399
Am Free
419
Epilogue
429
Afterword
437
Authors Note
445
Acknowledgments
447
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About the author (2009)

Elissa Wall is a former member of the FLDS church who was forced into marriage at age fourteen. She left the FLDS at age eighteen and she currently resides with her two children and her husband, Lamont.

Lisa Pulitzer is a former correspondent for the New York Times andcoauthor of more than a dozen nonfiction titles, including the New York Times bestsellers Stolen Innocence, Imperfect Justice, and Mob Daughter.

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