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Amity & Sorrow

Peggy Riley

A woman attempts to escape from a polygamous cult in Riley's harrowing debut. Amaranth is the first wife (out of 50) of Zachariah, the Messianic leader of a Doomsday cult. After discovering that Zachariah is molesting their oldest daughter, Sorrow, Amaranth takes flight with their two girls, eventually ending up in the Oklahoma panhandle. They are rescued by Bradley, a farmer grieving the loss of his wife. Amaranth and younger daughter Amity see Bradley as their chance to start over, but damaged Sorrow fervently believes Zachariah's claim that he is God. An unforgettable story of belief and redemption.