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Why I Left the Amish 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 ➮ [Read] ➪ The End (The 30-Day Collective Book 1) By Ellen A. Easton ➺ – Lavons.co.uk 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 [PDF / Epub] ☃ The Light Over London By Julia Kelly – Lavons.co.uk Furlong recalls her painful childhood in a family defined by her father s mental illness ☁ [PDF / Epub] ☀ Cell By Robin Cook ✎ – Lavons.co.uk her brother s brutality [Download] ➺ Braving the Wilderness Author Brené Brown – Lavons.co.uk her mother s frustration [BOOKS] ✪ Lightning / Midnight / The Bad Place ✴ Dean Koontz – Lavons.co.uk 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 ✯ [BOOKS] ⚣ A Cidade Das Trevas (Dean Koontzs Frankenstein, By Dean Koontz ✼ – Lavons.co.uk Furlong traces the genesis of her desire for freedom and education and chronicles her conflicted quest for independence Eloquently told [Epub] ➞ Iron Council (New Crobuzon, By China Miéville – Lavons.co.uk Why I Left the Amish is a revealing portrait of life within and without this frequently misunderstood community


About the Author: Saloma Miller Furlong

Saloma 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 andformal 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.



10 thoughts on “Why I Left the Amish

  1. says:

    What is it about the Amish culture and religion that intrigues us Is it the romance of a simpler lifestyle The pastoral scenes of horse drawn buggies with barefoot children in quaint clothing Their self sufficiency and industrious work ethic Unless we live among or work


  2. says:

    I am from Lancaster county, Pennsylvania It is normal to see Amish people where I live since there is a pretty big population here However, even though I was born and raised here, I don t know much about the Amish other than the little bits my dad told me.I read this book becau


  3. says:

    My mom gave me this book because it is written by one of my relatives, so I figured I d give it a shot but didn t expect much I was really surprised to find such a engaging, honest story As someone who knows very little about the Amish culture, I learned so much from this book that wa


  4. says:

    WHY I LEFT AMISH, a memoir, is written by a courageous woman who has a good story to tell but lacks the finesse to make the book anythingthan a competent chronicle The book needs considerable editing, but since it s already in print, it s too late Nevertheless, the story reveals life behind


  5. says:

    this book was recommended to me by the author This memoir reminds of The glass castle a family life that is so astoundingly dysfunctional that one fears to believe it s true I don t doubt that its true, and I m impressed that the author seems to have as much love and forgiveness as she has as oppos


  6. says:

    This is the memoir of Saloma Miller Furlong, returning to her Amish community for her father s funeral after having left 24 years earlier Her journey home brings back a flood of memories of her painful childhood a mentally ill father with a violent temper, an abusive older brother, and a mother who rarely


  7. says:

    Ms Furlong is brutally honest in this memoir Incest, physical abuse, and animal cruelty all make their appearances I got a kick out of the digs she d sometimes slip in about her parents Several times Mem s wide girth, large hips nearly filling the doorway , and Det s lack of intelligence and teeth are mentioned


  8. says:

    This dragged a little at times but overall was a very compelling memoir of a woman who grew up in a dysfunctional Amish family and finally broke free and left on her own Saloma s father was abusive, her mother was an enabler of that abuse, and her brother committed incest against both her and her sisters, getting her y


  9. says:

    This is a very compelling memoir No one in their right mind could really fault the author for leaving the Amish after reading this she grew up in a household that would be dysfunctional in any culture, and it sounds like she has had a good life after an awful childhood, and I am glad of that The writing is a bit stiff here So


  10. says:

    Growing up in a dysfunctional family, Saloma Furlong faced a hard choice endure the abuse or leap across a big cultural gap to the outside world in this memoir, she poignantly describes her pain as well as her successful transition and eventual reconciliation with her family.Furlong draws you in with familiar images of Amish life bu


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