MOUNT VERNON — “At age nine, I had forty-nine siblings.”
This is the first sentence of The Polygamist’s Daughter, the memoir by Anna LeBaron who was the daughter of notorious polygamist and murderer Ervil LeBaron. With her father wanted by the FBI for killing anyone who tried to leave his radical branch of Mormonism, Anna and her siblings were constantly on the run with the other sister-wives. Often starving and always desperate, the children lived in terror. Anna escaped when she was thirteen and eventually overcame a life of terror. This book follows her search for healing, love, and faith.
Anna LeBaron will be at Paragraphs Bookstore on Monday, March 19, from 5:30-7 p.m. She is a gifted speaker and will talk and answer questions from 5:30 until 6 p.m. with a book signing to follow.