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Why I left the Amish

Saloma Miller Furlong

Why I left the Amish

a memoir

by Saloma Miller Furlong

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Published by Michigan State University Press in East Lansing .
Written in

    Subjects:
  • Social life and customs,
  • Amish,
  • Families,
  • Family,
  • Parent and child,
  • Childhood and youth,
  • Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Saloma Miller Furlong
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF500.M45 F87 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 190 p. :
    Number of Pages190
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24881378M
    ISBN 109780870139949
    LC Control Number2010042292

    Eloquently told, Why I Left the Amish is a revealing portrait of life within—and without—this frequently misunderstood community. There are two ways to leave the Amish—one is /5(4). Author Saloma Miller Furlong grew up Amish in a troubled and frequently abusive household. Her memoir, “Why I Left the Amish” tells her unforgettable story, in words that are at.

      I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review Saloma Miller Furlong's new book Why I Left the Amish. Saloma is a lovely friend I met through blogging, and I am honored to share the review today. Thursday's post will feature Part Two with Saloma with an interview and another opportunity to enter to win a copy of her book.   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 3/5(9).

    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. The book is published by Michigan State University Press.   But after three years of living as an Amish woman, Misty was molested by the bishop of the community. After enduring months of abuse, she made the decision to leave after living in .


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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 by: 2.

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 anything more than a competent chronicle. The book needs considerable editing, but since its already in print, its too late/5.

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.

The book is published by Michigan State University Press/5(). Why I Left the Amish: Saloma Miller Furlong’s memoir unfolds over the three days she travels from her home and modern life in New England, across hundreds of miles and dozens of memories, to her father’s Ohio funeral.

Against that physical and emotional framework, 5/5. Why I Left the Amish by Furlong, Saloma Miller. Paperback available at Half Price Books® Why I Left The Amish. by Furlong, Saloma Miller.

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. "A few years ago I read and reviewed this author’s first memoir, Why I Left the Amish.

Her reasons were compelling, some of them inherent in the Amish tradition, others atypical of most Amish families, but all together they provided a powerful impetus" Read more of this review»/5().

If the Amish way of life could be separated from the religion, I may still be living their lifestyle. But I found the religion to be a punitive one that embraces the pain of life more than it does the joy of life. "Why I Left the Amish" is a Foreword INDIES finalist in Women's Issues (Adult Nonfiction).

Saloma Miller Furlong’s memoir unfolds over the three days she travels from her home and modern life in New England, across hundreds of miles and dozens of memories, to her father’s Ohio funeral.

Against that physical and emotional framework. Why I Left the Amish, by Saloma Miller Furlong **** Posted on August 9, by seattlebookmama.

This is not just a curiosity piece, like Wagler’s Growing Up Amish. This woman can really write, and piece by piece, she puts together a very hard look at the way Amish treat the disabled, deal with issues of domestic abuse and incest, and the way.

Why I Left the Amish is the story of her childhood and adolescence, and eventual departure from Amish society. I enjoyed meeting Saloma for the first time this summer while in PA, and have always appreciated her comments here on the blog.

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 Amishis a revealing portrait of life within-and without-this frequently misunderstood 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/5(18).

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, /5(14). 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/5(90). And then there is a string of new titles released in the past year hinting there might be more to the story than sweetness and simplicity – memoirs by those who have left the Amish.

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 by: 2.

Why I Left the Amish Published by Michigan State University Press. It became a finalist for the Foreword Reviews “Book of the Year Award” (BOTYA).

Several years ago, Saloma Furlong from Sunderland, left the Amish and wrote a book, "Why I Left the Amish," and she was featured on an American Experience documentary, "The Amish." Saloma has now. Comment on Why I Left the Amish winner (and excerpt) (February 2nd, at ) Wow, you will have a most interesting read Christine.

And Saloma, thanks again for your most insightful work on this book and your balanced comments to all of us most appreciated. : Why I Left the Amish: A Memoir () by Furlong, Saloma Miller and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5().

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Finalist: ForeWord Book of the Year Award. Narrated by Lois Johnson. Available from Audible. Book published by Michigan State University Press.

There are two ways to leave the Amish — one is through life and the other through death. Eloquently told, Why I Left the Amish is a revealing portrait of life within—and without—this frequently misunderstood community. About the Author Saloma Miller Furlong was born and raised in an Amish community in Ohio, which she left in her quest for freedom and a formal education.