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

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - True Crime - 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 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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I definitely recommend this book to anyone with an open mind and interested in learning about the FLDS culture. The story is well written and very intriguing. You wont want to put it down! Read full review

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I am in a book club and this book was very good. It really helped me understand how is all started FLDS. I found my self waking up a 5am just to read a few more pages. I would recommend this book. 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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