Sunday, February 20, 2011

I am Hutterite - by Mary-Ann Kirkby. Book Review


I absolutely really loved this book. It is a reminiscence of a time past, of childhood and innocence. The author, Mary-Ann Kirkby, so beautifully tells the story of her family and it gives the reader a glimpse of her heritage.

Born in a Hutterite culture, a culture with its good and bad, Mary-Ann, after thoroughly sets the background, captures the differences between the Hutterite culture and the English one. It's funny and serious and it gets to you. You feel as if you were there, you were on the scene where the real characters lived and loved and hurt.

Although the book is written by a grown-up author, you might get the feeling you see the events presented through the eyes of child, a 8-9-10 year old girl. That gives the book that extra something and makes it really innocent.

The only thing that is a bit upsetting is that the book deals more with the lives of the people on the colony and not as much with the life of the author's family. That part is mostly in the last 4-5 chapters of the book.

But the book is a good one, especially a good read for those who love autobiographies and personal books.


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