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    DescriptionShe had no choice in the matter none of the girls did. Her mission was to give birth to and raise many children in devoted service to a shared husband. Susan was fifteen years old when she became the sixth wife of Verlan LeBaron one of the leaders of a rogue Mormon cult engaged in a blood feud with his brother that, from 1972 to 1988, claimed up to two dozen lives and led one prosecutor to call their descendents a Lord of the Flies generation. In this gripping and eloquent book, Susan Ray Schmidt tells the story of growing up on the inside and of her ultimate escape. Delving more deeply into this mysterious underworld than any previous work, Favorite Wife is a powerful account of the affairs of the heart, coming of age under exceptional circumstances, and the tough choices that are sometimes painfully necessary to preserve human dignity."


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    Title
    Favorite Wife
    Subtitle
    Escape from Polygamy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Susan Ray Schmidt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781599214948
    ISBN 10: 1599214946
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: VFV, BM
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Abridged Dewey: 920
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    BIC subject category V2: HRCC99
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400, A13807000
    DC22: 289.3092
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: VFV, DNC, QRMB39
    LC classification: BX8680.L48 S36 2009
    LC subject heading: ,
    Publisher
    Globe Pequot Press
    Imprint name
    The Lyons Press
    Publication date
    24 July 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Guilford
    Author Information
    Susan Ray Schmidt was once a member of the Church of the Firstborn of the Fullness of Times and the child-bride of polygamist Verlan LeBaron in Colonia LeBaron in Mexico. After eight years of marriage, she left her husband and fled with her five children back to America. She remarried three years later.
    Back cover copy
    A RIVETING MEMOIR OF LIFE INSIDE ONE OF NORTH AMERICA S MOST NOTORIOUS POLYGAMOUS CULTS She had no choice in the matter none of the girls did. Her mission was to give birth to and raise many children in devoted service to a shared husband. Susan was fifteen years old when she became the sixth wife of Verlan LeBaron, one of the leaders of a rogue Mormon cult, who was engaged in a blood feud with his brother that from 1972 to 1988 claimed up to two dozen lives. In this gripping and eloquent book, Susan Ray Schmidt tells the story of growing up on the inside and of her ultimate escape with her children from an oppressive and violent life. Delving more deeply into this mysterious underworld than any previous work, Favorite Wife is a powerful account of the affairs of the heart, coming of age under exceptional circumstances, and the tough choices that are sometimes painfully necessary to preserve human dignity."