Saloma Miller Furlong
Author and Speaker

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.


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