Why I Left the Amish A Memoir
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Description: There are two ways to leave the Amish #x14; one is through life and the other through death. When Saloma Miller Furlong#x19;s father dies during her first semester at Smith College, she returns to the Amish community she had left twenty-four years earlier to attend his funeral. Her journey home prompts a flood of memories. Now a mother with grown children of her own, Furlong recalls her painful childhood in a family defined by her father#x19;s mental illness, her brother#x19;s brutality, her mother#x19;s frustration, and the austere traditions of the Amish #x14; traditions Furlong struggled to accept for years before making the difficult decision to leave the community. In this personal and moving memoir, Furlong traces the genesis of her desire for freedom and education and chronicles her conflicted quest for independence. Eloquently told, Why I Left the Amish is a revealing portrait of life within #x14; and without #x14; this frequently misunderstood community.
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Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
Publication date: 1/1/2011
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
|Datt's Struggle with Life|
|Do You Remember Me?|
|Reckoning with Joe|
|In the Shadows of the Buggies|
|A Grain by the Wayside|
|What Do You Mean by Love?|
|Wrapping a Plan|
|Out of the Woods|
|Naming Practices among the Amish|
|Differences between Amish and Mennonites|
|Terms for ï¿½Outsidersï¿½|