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Book Title: Why I Left the Amish|
The author of the book: Saloma Miller Furlong
Edition: Michigan State University Press
Date of issue: January 1st 2011
ISBN 13: 9780870139949
Format files: PDF
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There are two ways to leave the Amish—one is through life and the other through death. When Saloma Miller Furlong’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’s mental illness, her brother’s brutality, her mother’s frustration, and the austere traditions of the Amish—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—and without—this frequently misunderstood community.
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Read information about the authorSaloma Miller Furlong is the author of the memoir Why I Left the Amish and Bonnet Strings: An Amish Woman's Ties to Two Worlds. Her story is featured in the PBS documentaries "The Amish" and "The Amish: Shunned" on American Experience.
She was born and raised in an Amish community in Ohio. Driven by her desire for freedom and more formal education, She broke away from her community –– not once, but twice.
She graduated from Smith College in May 2007 with a major in German Studies and a minor in Philosophy. Her education has included research on the Amish with Donald Kraybill and a semester abroad in Germany, where she studied at the University of Hamburg.
During her thirty-year inner struggle of coming to terms with her Amish past, she gleaned a better understanding of herself and her heritage. It is this perspective that she brings to her reflections about the Amish.
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