I am Hutterite: [the fascinating true story of a young woman's journey to reclaim her heritage] [electronic resource] / Mary-Ann Kirkby.
- ISBN: 9780849949142 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
- ISBN: 0849949149 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 52 min.)) : digital.
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: [United States] : THOMAS NELSON : 2010.
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|Participant or Performer Note:|| Read by Mary Ann Kirkby.
|Summary, etc.:|| "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, running away, Weglaufen..." In 1969, Ann-Marie's parents did the unthinkable. They left a Hutterite colony in Canada with seven children, and little else, to start a new life. 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 her quest to reinvent herself as she comes to terms with the painful circumstances that led her family to leave community life. 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.
|System Details Note:|| Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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