Saloma Miller Furlong
Author and Speaker

I am the author of:


Bonnet Strings: An Amish

Woman's Ties to Two Worlds


published by Herald Press in 2014




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.



Why I Left the Amish

(Out of print on January 1, 2021)


Published by Michigan State University Press.

It became a finalist for the 2011

Foreword Reviews “Book of the Year Award” (BOTYA)


I am seeking publication of my third book titled

If You Promise You Won't Tell.

For updates, you can visit my blog, About Amish.

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