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Stolen Innocence
Stolen Innocence | Lisa Pulitzer, Elissa Wall
Both creepyand quite moving. New York Times Book Review Walls story couldnt be more timely. People Stolen Innocence is the gripping New York Times bestselling memoir of Elissa Wall, the courageous former member of Utahs infamous FLDS polygamist sect whose powerful courtroom testimony helped convict controversial sect leader Warren Jeffs in September 2007. At once shocking, heartbreaking, and inspiring, Walls story of subjugation and survival exposes the darkness at the root of this rebel offshoot of the Mormon faith.
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Chrissyreadit
Stolen Innocence | Lisa Pulitzer, Elissa Wall
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#maymoviemagic #hookedonafeeling sort of had me think about the next line- high on believing - that led me to think about cults, so for anyone else who is interested in this topic here are more books- https://bookriot.com/2017/01/27/100-must-read-books-about-life-in-cults/
Did anyone else remember the “Moonies” who were all over NYC looking for money and recruits in the ‘70‘s?

marleed Oh that‘s an interesting capture of a lyric. 8mo
Cinfhen Clever interpretation 💡💡💡💡💡 8mo
Cinfhen And yes!!!! I totally remember the Moonies!!!! ( Hare Krishna ) 8mo
Cinfhen @britt_brooke the book riot article might interest you 💚 8mo
rohit-sawant 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 8mo
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FantasyChick
Stolen Innocence | Lisa Pulitzer, Elissa Wall
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Now this might be the narration of this audio but I just can't do it anymore. I heard some great things about this book but I'm not feeling it at all. I tried. I might try giving it a read sometime instead of a listen....but not anytime soon
#audiobooks #DNF #Bail

Jabberwocky This was the first FLDS narrative I read and I loved it, but I thought the ghost writer focused in way too much on the trial, but that was just me. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
FantasyChick @Jabberwocky I think for me, it was the narration that brought it down. For an audiobook I found it pretty dry and the narrator kind of bored me. I plan on giving it another shot at some point but I'll be reading it next time rather than listening. I think I'll have better luck that way 😊 2y
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FantasyChick
Stolen Innocence | Lisa Pulitzer, Elissa Wall
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The only thing I've managed to do today is drink a bottle of wine and eat a bag of pistachios while listening to an audiobook. I'm not even sorry.
#mothersday #noregrets #audiodrinking

LeahBergen Perfect! 😂😂 2y
Melissa_J That sounds like my day (swap the pistachios for Doritos 🤣) 2y
BookNerd9906 Cheers! 🥂 2y
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FantasyChick @Melissa_J Ooooh Doritos!! 👍 2y
FantasyChick @Melissa_J Hope you had a great mother's day as well!!! 2y
Scurvygirl 😻😻 2y
BookishTrish This post wins Mothers Day ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
RebL Mom goals. 2y
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FantasyChick
Stolen Innocence | Lisa Pulitzer, Elissa Wall
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Trying to get some #SpringCleaning done today so might as well try another #audiobook to make the time go! And yes, I'm also planning on going through my books as well so keep an eye out, there might be an #unhaul post coming up later today 😏

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GondorGirl
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Elissa Wall was forced into marriage with an older man when she was 14, because her family was part of the polygamous sect run but Warren Jeffs. This book tells her story from before the marriage, when she finally broke free at 18, and during the court battles against her oppressors.

It's obvious this book was not written by a professional author, but overlook that and you have a compelling look at life inside a strange religion run by a madman.

GondorGirl Also, the performer on the audio book uses a very childlike voice through most of the book. I found this very distracting and almost stopped listening. 2y
Suet624 Sounds interesting. 2y
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keys_on_fire
Stolen Innocence | Lisa Pulitzer, Elissa Wall
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I didn‘t read this today as part of #deweysreadathon but was reminded of it by @emilyhaldi
This book fascinated me and I read it with a combination of horror and admiration. Horror that anyone would have to live through what the author did and admiration for telling the story.

emilyhaldi Thanks for bringing this one to my attention! These stories are so horrific aren‘t they? The truth is stranger than fiction... 2y
keys_on_fire @emilyhaldi No problem! And you couldn‘t be more right! 2y
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RadicalReader
Stolen Innocence | Lisa Pulitzer, Elissa Wall

My sister Teressa was always ready first. Eager to get a move on, she'd go outside to the cat and wait for the rest of us to file out. After about ten minutes she was back in the house screaming at everyone to hurry up. Then she was back at the car, where she'd honk the horn wildly to let us know she meant business.

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RadicalReader
Stolen Innocence | Lisa Pulitzer, Elissa Wall

We were told to " keep sweet," an admonition to be compliant and pleasant no matter the circumstance

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RadicalReader
Stolen Innocence | Lisa Pulitzer, Elissa Wall

Just started this gem. Can‘t believe this happened 11 years ago seems like just yesterday I had seen it on television making headlines. Gotta love having good and interesting books while you‘re in between inter library loans

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Owlizabeth
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@Alicia thank you so much! I‘m so intrigued by her story!! #litsypenpals

Cinfhen Does sound interesting 2y
RuthyBux I'd love to try reading this, but I'd be afraid of how angry/upset it would make me 2y
Alicia Merry Christmas!! 🎄🎁📚 it‘s a very interesting story but also an intense one- probably not a holiday read! 2y
RadicalReader @Owlizabeth I just started cracking open this book. Found it and forgotten I had even had this book! Love encountering truly unique tales when you least expect it 2y
RadicalReader @RuthyBux the justice definitely is a wonderful feeling for the characters when they go after what they‘re wanting 2y
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Jabberwocky
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Lucille and I loved this book. Real, honest and heartbreaking I found Elissa‘s story of her life in, escape from and life after the FLDS to be completely absorbing. Also horrific and awe inspiring at times. Lucille found the corners to be great for chin scratchies.😅🐈 #KAL #Catsoflitsy #notthemostflattingpicture

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy to see you smiling!!! 😊😊😊 2y
jfalkens 😻 2y
Jabberwocky @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Your love has meant so much to me these last couple of weeks. ❤️ Thank you. 2y
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Jabberwocky
Stolen Innocence | Lisa Pulitzer, Elissa Wall
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Readers gonna read. Started the day off with some cleaning, and now I‘m putting my feet up until we head off to a hockey game later tonight. I‘m not really a sports person but we go as a family and there will be wings & beer. I‘m mostly looking forward to it but a small part of my just wants to stay home and read! #KAL

GrilledCheeseSamurai There ie always that voice in the back of my head that is like, 'this is fun, but I'd rather be at home reading.' 😂 2y
ReadingSusan Ha ha ha so me! I always prefer to stay home and read. 2y
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Jabberwocky
Stolen Innocence | Lisa Pulitzer, Elissa Wall
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I‘m pulling this beauty off the #tbr and launching into it later today. I don‘t know what it is but I just find cult stories absolutely fascinating. So far I‘m finding Elissa‘s voice wonderful and her stories of her early youth as a member of the FLDS and as one of 24 children fascinating. It seems like she picked a great ghost writer. #nonfictionnovember #memoir #cult #FLDS

kendrastephaniekaryn I really liked this one! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you are having a better day today!! ❤️❤️ 2y
RadicalReader @Jabberwocky I love autobiography books that are more than simply their life but pivotal moments that truly make you gasp in shock and awe 2y
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Jabberwocky
Stolen Innocence | Lisa Pulitzer, Elissa Wall
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I deal with anxiety and depression every day. I think a lot of us do. One of my symptoms is lack of energy followed by constant anxiety about the things I didn‘t get to do due to my lack of energy. So lately things have been slipping. I‘m proud of myself though, today I managed to clean out my library corner (it‘s close to the door and recycling and garbage pile up) and do a load of dishes before work. I‘m giving myself this moment to be proud.

JoeStalksBeck I feel you in the anxiety and no energy! Hope you feel better! The library looks great! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Looks awesome!!! 😘❤️😘❤️ 2y
cobwebmoth Looks nice! I completely understand. Hugs! 2y
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GrilledCheeseSamurai I wanna sit in that chair and wander your shelves! 😍 2y
GondorGirl That's great that you managed to get some things done. Sometimes doing the little things is almost more difficult then doing the big stuff. You should be proud of yourself. ❤ 2y
DebinHawaii I looks great! You should be proud. Hugs. 💜 2y
readordierachel Well done! Sending you a well-deserved virtual high-five! 2y
BookwormAHN My sympathies. I've been there. Your corner looks great though 😺 2y
AmyG Sending a hug and a high five. Be proud of all things...little and big...as they come on different days. 2y
jfalkens XXxX xXxX 2y
CoverToCoverGirl 👍🤗 2y
drokka Well done. I reckon we all need to make sure that we count these little victories within our own mind and body. 🙏🎉 2y
LeahBergen It looks great! 2y
CouronneDhiver I‘m with you today... appreciate the little things 2y
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Alicia
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More airplane reading! Saw that @saguarosally read this one and enjoyed and found it cheap at Half Price Books. I have a total fascination with the FLDS, maybe because I lived not too far away from Short Creek for so long. This was heartbreaking and really interesting to hear all about Wall's perspective as a child in this community. My heart hurts for what she had to struggle with but this book also gave me a lot of compassion for the people.

josie281 This was a good one! 2y
saguarosally We are still planning to go up there! Have you been there? 2y
Alicia @saguarosally I have! Just like driven through multiple times. Once veered off to drive through town but only for like 5 minutes... it's definitely and interesting place! 2y
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saguarosally @Alicia Is it safe to stop? 2y
Alicia @saguarosally yea, I think so? We didn't get out of the car though, so I don't know what would happen if you like wanted to walk around... 2y
RadicalReader @Alicia I adore Half Price books found which doesn‘t disappoint nothing more appealing than discovering true gems when you least expect it but appreciate it all the more when you enjoy the novel and pass the wonderful word of the worthwhile read it possess 2y
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cathysaid
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Started this today for #nonfictionnovember. Still close to the beginning but like it so far. Her writing style is pretty simple but the subject matter fascinates me. (All things FLDS, Mormonism and polygamy seem to interest me - think Leaving the Faith or Under the Banner of Heaven.) At this point in the book, a new wife will be joining the family and the first two wives don't get along...this can't end well! #nonfiction

ReadingEnvy I just read another one that may interest you - 3y
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saguarosally
Stolen Innocence | Lisa Pulitzer, Elissa Wall
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I'm fascinated by the FLDS, but really like a train wreck. What's honestly sad is that the group still lives on.

Sdunbar This book broke my heart, I can't believe this still goes on :( 3y
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Lauralee1175
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Powerful story.