"Probably the best book ever written about polygamy. Neither an apologia nor an exposé."—Salt Lake City Tribune
Solomon writes about polygamy from the point of view of a grown-up child who has experienced it firsthand and has chosen a different way of life for herself. As the 28th of 48 children, she had a close relationship with her mother and "aunts," and she also was one of her father's favorite children. Solomon manages to write about the strange history of her family in a way that avoids the sensational aspects of polygamy. Her writing is honest and balanced and conveys her familial love at the same time, it reveals the evil that often lies beneath the strange relationships polygamy breeds. Unlike "exposes" of polygamy, Solomon writes about real people and their real beliefs. KLIATT Codes: SARecommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2003, Norton, 398p. bibliog., Ages 15 to adult.