I Am Hutterite

  • by Mary-Ann Kirkby
  • Narrated by Mary-Ann Kirkby
  • 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winner of the 2007 Saskatchewan Book Award for Non-Fiction
"'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, 10-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.


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A wonderful story

I enjoyed listening to this so much. Just lovely to hear real honesty.
Lots of details included to give the feeling of really being there through the experiences.
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- VickyL

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-11-2010
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers