Why I Left the Amish: A Memoir
is my first book
(Out of print on January 1, 2021)
Bonnet Strings: An Amish
Woman's Ties to Two Worlds
is a sequel to my first book
Bonnet Strings is about leaving the Amish and the struggle to find my way in the outside world. It offers a rare look inside an Amish community, and yet it 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 an authentic Amish story.
Excerpts of reviews of Bonnet Strings
The reader is in a conversation with Saloma from page one. The conversation isn’t one-sided, as some memoirs tend to be. It is a conversation that asks you to engage and that rewards you in return. ~ Callie T. Wiser, producer of PBS American Experience documentaries “The Amish” and “The Amish: Shunned”
"Suspended between two cultural worlds, Saloma tells an engaging story about her struggle to decide which one to claim as her own." ~ Donald B. Kraybill, co-author of The Amish.