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User Topic: Under the Banner of Heaven by John Krakower
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Default  Posted: 10:39 PM, August 29th (Monday)

This is by the same author that writes about mountain climbing disasters. He wrote Into Thin Air.

Anyway it was fabulous non fiction about extremist religious groups, namely very fringe fundamentalist mormons.

He interviewed a wide variety of people and researched history and used interesting quotes to show a side of society that I don't know much about. And I didn't think I was even interested but Krakower is such a good journalistic writer. I downloaded the free first chapter and was hooked. What a story!

BS, now age 54, d-day 6-2-08, divorced after 17 years M and 20 together. In some ways I have not 'gotten over it'. But I am resilient and have created a good life where I am mostly happy.

Posts: 5899 | Registered: Jun 2008 | From: Rural California
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Default  Posted: 6:52 AM, August 30th (Tuesday)

I loved Into the Wild.

Will have to pick this one up.

She packed up her potential and all she had learned and headed out to change a few things.

Posts: 7605 | Registered: Jan 2006 | From: Poolside
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Default  Posted: 11:07 AM, September 3rd (Saturday)

I read this last year--picked it up because I loved "Into the Wild" and "Into Thin Air." Excellent read, well-researched and very well written.


FBS: Married 20 years, 2 daughters 25 and 22. Divorced by the grace of GOD.
D-Days: 2/23/93; 10/11/97; 3/5/03
Ex & OW Broke up 12-10
"An erection does not count as personal growth."

Posts: 29713 | Registered: Apr 2003 | From: Massachusetts
Member # 27544
Default  Posted: 7:57 AM, September 4th (Sunday)

I read this several years ago - fascinating!

Me: BGF - 33
Together 11+ years - not married, no children.
D-Day: 2/9/2010
OC Born: 10/9/2010
Status: He chose OW/OC and left immediately.

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