I Am Hutterite

I Am Hutterite

Book - 2007
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Publisher: Prince Albert, Sask. : Polka Dot Press, c2007
ISBN: 9780978340506
0978340507
9780978340513
Branch Call Number: 289.7127 KIR
Characteristics: ix, 203 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.

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cwell
Jul 02, 2019

I, too, enjoyed reading this book and learning about Hutterite society. The author's reflections on such issues as the treatment of elderly people and the provision of a meaningful role for all members of a community are pertinent.
Mary-Ann's blog provides some very interesting follow-up:
https://www.polkadotpress.ca/single-post/2019/02/26/Hutterite-Life-vs-The-Loneliness-Epidemic

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mctet
May 30, 2019

The synopsis for this book is quite misleading, but I found it to be a very readable and interesting book. I've seen Hutterites in the city all my life, and this book provided wonderful insight into their lives, and how there can be wonderful things about communal living that are lost when you leave. Of course, it also shows some of the not-so-great aspects of living in a colony. I actually read this book a few years ago, but I think about it often in terms of how we organize our society - the pros and cons of community and individualism.

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beaucoo
Oct 31, 2015

I enjoyed the book overall, but feel the synopsis is a bit misleading. The focus seemed to be more on the author's life in the Hutterite colony, not on the transition when her family left. The pace quickened sharply in the last part of the book (reflecting the faster pace of life among the 'English' perhaps). The book ends abruptly as well. Just when things were starting to look up and the author was adjusting well to the outside world, the story is over. The book was fascinating though, well written with honesty.

kkaye76 Mar 28, 2015

Excellent look inside a young Hutterite girl's life, who is forced to leave the colony with her family in the end.
An excellent read.

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Daylight62
May 28, 2014

I really enjoyed this book and learning about a culture that I didn't really know anything about.

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tamaravh
Jun 17, 2011

This book paints a fascinating picture of a world that many of us never come into contact with. Mary-Ann tells the story with an even hand, both the good and the bad parts of Hurrerite life are given equal weight. A must read for everyone!

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BookBear780
Oct 13, 2010

This was a very easy read and very enjoyable. This was an accurate testament to the Hutterite culture and worth the read.

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JGOODRICK
Jun 22, 2010

part history, part autobiography, part novel, I love it. I feel much more educated about the Hutterites and respect their lifestyle more now that I've read the book.

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kmbennett
Nov 01, 2009

This book really helped me to understand the Hutterite people and to feel more comfortable with diversity.

blue Jul 28, 2009

Interesting to learn about the Hutterite culture. An interesting read.

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