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Launching "Bonnet Strings" and the PBS Documentary "The Amish: Shunned"

Tonight the PBS documentary "The Amish: Shunned" will be premiering on American Experience. I am one of seven people whose stories are followed in this film. I have written a blog post for American Experience, called To Obey or to Stray: That is the Question.

Tonight I will be tweeting live during the show. (Dorothy is a long way from Kansas!) I will not be answering questions on the spot, but I will back here on the blog later, so feel free to send me your questions.

The first chapter of the film has been published. Here it is: 


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News on the book:
Yesterday was the official publication date of Bonnet Strings. My publisher, Herald Press, is offering a giveaway of 10 copies of "Bonnet Strings" on Goodreads. I hope you head on over and enter the contest for a chance to win a copy.

My guest post for Mennobytes was published yesterday. Please comment on it if you feel so moved.

There is a touching review of "Bonnet Strings" by Melanie Springer Mock in the Mennonite World Review. It is always gratifying when someone understands your life story to the core and conveys that in a review of the work. This is one of those. I was especially moved by the ending paragraph.
My head is spinning — the good kind of spinning, but I'm still getting dizzy. 
I hope you'll watch the film tonight!  And I hope you let me know what you think about it!

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