Author Event: Tamara Mathieu, All Who Believed

Please join us for an author event. Writer Tamara Mathieu will share her new memoir, All Who Believed: A Memoir of Life in the Twelve Tribes. 

"Come for a day or to stay!" beckons the maroon double-decker bus called The Peacemaker. One couple, searching for peace and a better life, did just that. In August of 2000, Tamara Mathieu and her husband gave up everything they had and joined the Twelve Tribes, a worldwide religious organization, with their 17-month-old son. They were just 23 years old. Fourteen years and three more children later, they fled back to "the real world." This is the story of Tamara's journey to freedom.

All Who Believed gives an honest look behind the scenes of the day-to-day life of a wife and mother in the Twelve Tribes, exposing the abuse and mind control that is a normal part of that life, as well as the controversial beliefs of this cult next door.

"A beautiful and captivating story about the very human experience of wanting to find meaning and purpose in a world that feels devoid of both. Follow the author's journey as she attempts to find these things outside of herself, and begins to realize they have been with her all along."

-Michelle Spaulding, MA, psychologist and author

Tamara Mathieu works for Northwestern Counseling and Support Services in St. Albans, Vermont, as lead facilitator of a day program for adults with developmental disabilities. She resides in Swanton with her husband and children. She now also has two granddaughters, Ella and Emersyn. "All Who Believed" is her first book.

Event date: 

Sunday, June 9, 2024 - 11:00am

Event address: 

Battenkill Books
15 E Main St
Cambridge, NY 12816-1286
All Who Believed: A Memoir of Life in the Twelve Tribes By Tamara Mathieu Cover Image
ISBN: 9781578691173
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rootstock Publishing - May 21st, 2024

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