Shattered Dreams

Shattered Dreams

My Life as A Polygamist's Wife

Book - 2007
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'Shattered Dreams' is Irene Spencer's true story of 28 tumultuous years in a 'plural marriage' in which she was one of ten wives.
Publisher: New York : Center Street, 2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781599957197
Branch Call Number: 289.3 Spencer 08/2007
Characteristics: viii, 385 :,ill. ;,24 cm.

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Feb 16, 2014

Sad. Disgusting. Outrageous. Incredible. Nauseating. Believable.

Irene Spence suffered over a quarter of a century in a plural marriage before she finally came to realize she needed to follow her own common sense.

This cult has and still is destroying the lives of young women and children. And it's being supported by the American taxpayers. Places of rescue should be created to give these severely abused women a safe place to seek shelter.

Hard to stomach but a necessary read.

Jan 25, 2012

true story, many details describing events linking BC, USA and Mexico. Very impacting and gives you an understanding as to why the women stay. Brave woman to write this book.

Jul 05, 2011

This is a very detailed account of the first few decades of the life of a God-fearing Mormon young woman. While the story is certainly fascinating material for those not familiar with the Mormon beliefs of plural marriage, the tragic events experienced by the author become somewhat repetitive in their description. Only a few remarks at the beginning and in the final chapters of the book show the author's change of heart regarding her faith, when she realizes that the core principles are based on inequality between men and women. It seems almost unbelievable that the author's abject poverty, deplorable health conditions, while suffering through a dozen or so pregnancies and births, is something that was experienced by a woman in twentieth century North America.

mattsam Jul 04, 2011

Interesting look into the lifestyle..well written but a sad story


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