Saloma Miller Furlong
Author and Speaker



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Why I Left the Amish



2014 Media Events

Selman, Sheila. Goshen News, Author of Bonnet Strings to Speak in Goshen: Goshen, Indiana: June 4, 2014,

Gordon, Scott. Arts Extract, You Need Both for the Scissors to Work: Madison, Wisc.: June 2, 2014.

Barbazon, Angelle. Ex-Amish Author Saloma Miller Furlong Coming to Goshen Talks about Faith, Family and Finding a New Home: Elkhart, Indiana: May 28, 2014.

Rossiter, Molly. The Gazette, A Life Divided: Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, Iowa: May 25, 2014.

Farmer, Laura. The Gazette, 'Bonnet Strings': Memoir of Woman Making her Way Translates to All: Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, Iowa: May 25, 2014.

Robertson, Tari. Community Newspaper Group, Author Saloma Furlong at IPL on May 27: Independence, Iowa: May 24, 2011. 

Huehnerhoff, Andrea. San Francisco Book Review, Bonnet Strings: An Amish Woman's Ties to Two Worlds: San Francisco, Calif.: April 11, 2014.

Jo-Ann Greene. Lancaster Online, Meet the Hero of her Real 'Amish Romance': Lancaster, Penn.: March 28, 2014. 

Podcast (starting March 27) of radio interview with John Shuck on Religion for Life, that aired on various public radio stations.

Radio interview with Patti Daniels on Vermont Public Radio's Vermont Edition aired on March 17. 

Post on Amish America on March 17 by Erik Wesner.

Brinegar, Judi. Courier-Tribune, Former Amish Woman Shares Story of Leaving, Asheboro, North Carolina. Also online on March 16, 2014.

Tennant, Paul. Eagle-Tribune, Author Wrote about her Life with the Amish to Make a Second Visit to North Andover. Online March 5, 2014. 

The Cannonball Read, It's Getting Plainer all the Time. Online March 2, 2014.

Do, Trang. Fox 43, Former Amish Writes Second Book, February 26, 2014.

Greene, Jo-Ann. Lancaster Online, "Bonnet Strings" Tells of Ties that once Bound an Amish Woman to her Culture. Online February 16, 2014.

PBS American Experience, General Article: Sticky Bun Recipe.

Pfarrer, Steve. Daily Hampshire Gazette, Bonnet Strings: An Amish Woman's Ties to Two Worlds. Online February 13, 2014

Berry, Coleen Dee. Asbury Park Press, Author of "Why I Left the Amish" Featured at Monmouth County Library. Online February 11, 2014.

Greene, Jo-Ann. Lancaster Online, A Sticky (Bun) Situation. Online February 11, 2014. 

Tuesday, February 4 — "To Obey or to Stray: That Is the Question." Blog Post on American Experience Website.

Tuesday, February 4 — PBS Documentary "The Amish: Shunned" premiering on American Experience — Nationwide from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM (Check your local listings)

Crumm, David, ReadtheSpirit, "Amish Return to PBS with Saloma Furlong in 'Shunned.'" Online, February 1, 2014.

Weisblat, Tinky, Greenfield Recorder, "'Bonnet Strings': A Frank Memoir of Courage,": Greenfield, Massachusetts, February 1, 2014.

January 30, 2014 — Interview on the Bill Newman Show, WHMP — Northampton, Massachusetts at 9:15 AM.

Urban, Cori. Springfield Republican, "Leaving the Amish: Sunderland Author Saloma Furlong's New Book Details her Ties to Two Worlds": Springfield, Mass, January 26, 2014.

Mock, Melanie Springer, Mennonite World Review: "Amish but not Romantic"; Newton, Kansas, January 20, 2014.

Huber, Tim. Mennonite World Review: "Book, Documentary Tell of Amish Shunning"; Newton, Kansas, January 20, 2014 

January 21 — Interview with Aliz Koletas on Connecting Point at WGBY — Springfield, Massachusetts at 4:30 PM


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