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The Resource Escape, Carolyn Jessop with Laura Palmer

Escape, Carolyn Jessop with Laura Palmer

Label
Escape
Title
Escape
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn Jessop with Laura Palmer
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At 18, Carolyn Jessop was coerced into an arranged marriage with a total stranger, 32 years her senior, who already had three wives. Arranged plural marriages were part of her heritage in the radical offshoot of the Mormon Church that had settled along the Arizona-Utah border. Over the next fifteen years, Carolyn had eight children and withstood her husband's psychological abuse and the watchful eyes of his other wives. Her every move was dictated by her husband's whims--in the FLDS, a wife's compliance determines her status, and her children's, in the family. Carolyn was miserable and wanted out, but no woman had ever managed to get her children out of the FLDS. But in 2003, Carolyn chose freedom and fled with her eight children. And in 2006, her reports formed a crucial part of the case that led to the arrest of the sect's notorious leader, Warren Jeffs.--From publisher description
Summary
A woman forced into a plural marriage as a teenager with a man thirty-two years her senior describes the years of psychological abuse she suffered, her decision to escape with her eight children, and her successful battle with the church over custody of her children
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
219899
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
  • 306.8423092
  • 289.3092
  • B
  • 922/.83
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BX9695.J47
LC item number
A3 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Escape, Carolyn Jessop with Laura Palmer
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
4441075
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 413 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780767927567
Other physical details
;
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn153581188
  • (OCoLC)153581188
Label
Escape, Carolyn Jessop with Laura Palmer
Publication
Control code
4441075
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 413 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780767927567
Other physical details
;
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn153581188
  • (OCoLC)153581188

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