Ruth Wariner Featured Author for Authors for Education
New York Times bestselling author, Ruth Wariner will be the featured speaker at Authors for Education on October 6th.
Ruth is a local author whose book, “The Sound of Gravel” is a powerful memoir of one girl’s coming-of-age in a polygamist family.
Ruth was born her mother’s fourth child and her father’s thirty-ninth. Her memoir is set in a belief system so fanatical that life beyond its clutches seems impossible to imagine – until Ruth realizes it would be more impossible to stay.
“I had no idea of what would become of our lives outside of the Colony, but I knew what would become of them inside was not what I wanted.”
At age 15, Ruth left the Colony and moved with her three young sisters to California and later to Oregon. After earning her GED, she put herself through college and graduate school, eventually becoming a high school Spanish teacher.