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An Outsider Among the Amish

by Joe MacKall

Hardcover, 208 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $24.95 |


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The author describes his relationship with a neighboring Swartzentruber Amish family, the Shetlers, over sixteen years, using the example of the Shetlers to look at the lives and customs of the Swartzentruber Amish in general.

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