"I am Hutterite" is a vivid and enthralling memoir of Mary Ann Kirby's early life on a Hutterite colony. Hutterite colonies are somewhat reclusive, devoutly religious and nearly 100% self sustainable. Mary Ann tells the story of her years on the Hutterite colony- how the colony worked, school was run and the gossipy politics of everything else in between. She is able to draw you in right from the first page.
As a person who has never heard of a "Hutterite colony" I was completely fascinated with all the daily working of Hutterite life and what it entailed. Through Mary Ann's words you are able to feel the whole spectrum of emotions- from the love she felt to the anguish she experienced; you name it and it was expressed through the clear and colorful words on each page. Hutterite lifestyle sounds tough, fulfilling and yet distinctly detached from modern day "English" households, and this book made me want to experience it first hand. Mary Ann wrote this book after talking to her son about her upbringing and as a result you can just feel the emotions that each story brought to the surface. "I am Hutterite" is a very easy read and completely 100% compelling, once I started the book I could not put it down. I recommend this book to anyone and everyone--I promise you will not be disappointed with what you read.!!
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