I Am Hutterite I Am Hutterite

I Am Hutterite

The Fascinating True Story of a Young Woman's Journey to Reclaim Her Heritage

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Publisher Description

In 1969, Ann-Marie’s parents did the unthinkable, leaving a Hutterite colony with their seven children to start a new life. Overnight, the family was thrust into a society they did not understand and did not understand them in this powerful story of understanding how our beginnings often define us.

“Your mother and father are running away," said a voice piercing the warm air. I froze and turned toward home. To a Hutterite, nothing is more shameful than that word.”

When Ann-Marie's parents decided to leave their Hutterite colony in Canada with their seven children in tow, it was a complete shock. Overnight, the family was thrust into a society they did not understand, and which knew little of their unique culture. The transition was overwhelming. Desperate to be accepted, ten-year-old Ann-Marie was forced to deny her heritage in order to fit in with her peers.

I Am Hutterite chronicles Ann-Marie's quest to reinvent herself as she comes to terms with the painful circumstances that led her family to leave community life. Before she left the colony, Ann-Marie had never tasted macaroni and cheese or ridden a bike. She had never heard of Walt Disney or rock-and-roll. With great humor, she describes how she adapted to popular culture, and with raw honesty, her family's deep sense of loss for their community.
Winner of the 2007 Saskatchewan Book Award for Non-fictionUnveils the rich history and traditions of the Hutterite people’s extraordinary way of lifeIncludes a glossary of Hutterite words and phrases, family photos, and a family tree
In this insightful memoir, venture into the hidden heart of the little-known Hutterite colony. Rich with memorable characters and vivid descriptions, this ground-breaking narrative shines a light on intolerance, illuminating the simple truth that beneath every human exterior beats a heart longing for understanding and acceptance.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2011
May 9
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
274
Pages
PUBLISHER
Thomas Nelson
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Promise316 ,

Yes

I enjoyed reading this book, it took a minute at the beginning to get into the story line but afterwards it was a great read :) Reading about her life as a young girl was the most enjoyable.

JAB1789 ,

Loved it!

Very interesting & well written. Could not put this down!

Finicky Reader ,

Wonderful book!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is a rare opportunity for the reader to gain insight into the lives of an important group of people such as the Hutterites. I highly recommend this book!

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