Former Creston veterinarian and successful self-publisher Dave Perrin has teamed with Debbie Palmer, an escapee from the Mormon Fundamentalist community of Bountiful, for her life story, Keep Sweet: Children of Polygamy (Dave's Press, $28.95, 2005). Herself the oldest of 47 children, Palmer was forced to become the sixth wife of the community's leader when she was 15. Assigned to two other older men after that, she fled in 1988 and has since been profiled on CBC's Fifth Estate. Her book is dedicated to her own eight children "who lived through unspeakable horrors before I brought them out." Their book received the Vancity Book Prize for best book pertaining to women's issues. 0-9687943-3-5

[BCBW 2005] "Women" "Religion"