Saloma Furlong - Author of Bonnet Strings: An Amish Woman’s Ties to Two Worlds
Saloma Furlong, author of Bonnet Strings: An Amish Woman’s Ties to Two Worlds, will read from and discuss her book. Books will be available for sale. Bonnet Strings is about the author's attempt at leaving the Amish and her subsequent struggle to find her way in the outside world. The book offers a rare look inside an Amish community, and is a universal story of leaving home and overcoming adversity. Readers of Amish fiction, viewers of the PBS documentaries “The Amish” and “The Amish: Shunned,” and others will find in it a true Amish story: of hurt and healing, of doubt and faith, of longing and love, of leaving the Amish, returning, and then leaving again, and of the often competing desires for freedom and belonging. Bonnet Strings will be launched simultaneously with the PBS documentary The Amish: Shunned airing on American Experience on February 4, 2014.