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In My Father's House
In My Father's House
Author: Dorothy Allred Solomon
Before Big Love, before Eldorado, a groundbreaking memoir explored polygamy, not with outrage but with honesty and grace. In 1984, when polygamous groups knew little but the fear and pain of secrecy and hiding, Dorothy Allred Solomon, the twenty-eighth of forty-eight children, went public with her family's 1977 assassination, a tragedy that ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780531097632
ISBN-10: 0531097633
Publication Date: 10/1984
Pages: 312
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Franklin Watts
Book Type: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 3
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This is a book full of love, written by the daughter of a Mormon (not mainstream, of course) man who believed in "The Principle" and had many wives. You can see both the pain caused to wives and chidren by adherence to this way of life and also see the beauty of some human characters. The author ended up rejecting polygamy, but regaining her love for all of her huge family.
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Good book on Mormonism and the secrets of multiple wifes.
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An autobiography of Dorothy Allred Solomon, a woman who was raised in a polygamist household. Unusual in that it is a very sympathetic portrayal of polygamists and polygamy. She had seven mothers, all of them loving and caring, a loving father, and 47 brothers and sisters. Other than the prejudices of the outside world, hers was a happy childhood.
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The author was raised in a family with 7 âmothersâ and a father who was the revered leader of a polygamous community. Not mainstream Mormon but devout fundamentalists â" part of an underground group of communities that continued to live their polygamous life style generations after it was outlawed by both the Mormon church and the state of Utah in 1890.
Ms Solomon had a happy childhood although it was filled with all the fears of having her parent's lifestyle discovered and exposing the entire family to harassment and the possible arrest of her father. She ultimately rejects polygamy for herself but this does not lessen her love for her very large family
The author does a wonderful job retelling the story of her life.


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