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Shattered Dreams: My Life as a Polygamist's Wife

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Irene Spencer did as she felt God commanded in becoming the second wife to her brother-in-law Verlan LeBaron. When the government raided their community-the Mormon village of Short Creek, Arizona-seeking to enforce the penalties for practicing polygamy, Irene and her family fled to Verlan's family ranch in Mexico. Here they lived in squalor and desolate conditions with Verlan's six brothers, one sister, and numerous wives and children. This appalling and astonishing tale has captured the attention of readers around the world. Irene's inspirational story reveals how far religion can be stretched and abused and how one woman and her children found their way out, into truth and redemption.

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When the government raided their polygamist village, Spencer and her family fled to her husband's family's ranch in Mexico, where they lived in squalor and desolate conditions. Her inspirational story reveals how far religion can be stretched and abused and how one woman and her children find their way out, into truth and redemption.

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Irene Spencer currently lives in Anchorage Alaska, with her husband Hector Spencer. During the 28 years of her first marriage to a polygamous husband, Irene gave birth to 13 children (all single births). She also adopted a newborn daughter, who became her ninth child. Irene has 121 grandchildren. She has 49 great-grandchildren. Among her many talents, she is an accomplished seamstress who sews for family and friends, she's a great cook and bakes pastries and homemade bread, she speaks Spanish and English fluently and has traveled to 23 foreign countries and 23 states.

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mises40, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by mises40)
This book absolutely haunts me several weeks after I've finished it. It is so hard to realize this form of 'religion' (I use the term loosely) is actually still taking place in the United States. What these women endure is beyond comprehension. So many children born to these 'unions'. What will become of them in the future?? Just more of the same, I imagine. So sad.
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ISBN:
9781599951584
Author:
Spencer, Irene
Publisher:
Center Street
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Polygamy -- Utah.
Subject:
Spencer, Irene
Subject:
Biography-Religious
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 x 1 in 0.81 lb

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"Synopsis" by , When the government raided their polygamist village, Spencer and her family fled to her husband's family's ranch in Mexico, where they lived in squalor and desolate conditions. Her inspirational story reveals how far religion can be stretched and abused and how one woman and her children find their way out, into truth and redemption.
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