Triumph: Life After the Cult--A Survivor's Lessons

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Continues the author's accounts after she left the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, describing her struggles with her daughter's return to the cult and her own discoveries about how to achieve healthy change.

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Carolyn Jessop was born into the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a group splintered from and renounced by the Mormon Church, and was married for seventeen years to one of its highest-ranking leaders. Her bestselling account of fleeing the FLDS, Escape, was published in 2007. She lives in West Jordan, Utah, with seven of her eight children.
 
Laura Palmer is the author of Shrapnel in the Heart and has collaborated on six other books, the most recent being the New York Times bestseller Escape. She lives in New York City.

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The second memoir by former FLDS (Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints) member Carolyn Jessup focuses on her family's new life while continuing to explore many of the radical sect's controversial practices, including child abuse, the forced marriage of young girls, and home schooling. Just as Jessup's writing exhibits increasing maturity and a more sophisticated worldview, Ann Marie Lee's presentation has developed more depth and range since her narration of Jessup's first book, ESCAPE. Lee's crisp, clear tone conveys the confident and successful woman Jessup has become while allowing glimpses of the nave newcomer who is still adjusting to her new world. Although some incidents and issues from the earlier book are revisited, this is an intriguing account well worth a listen. M.O.B. AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine

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