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Caleb Bender and other members of an Ohio Amish community decide to relocate to Mexico to avoid conflicts with Ohio's laws. Caleb's family are the first settlers. His daughters eventually connect with the local people, but the family is endangered by the strife following the Mexican Revolution.
"When tragedy strikes in the Amish community, Elsie is forced to let go of her teenage angst and grow up quickly. But sometimes letting go of one's desires has a way of allowing one to accept something even better. A tale of longing, desperation, and finally hope, this is a heartwarming Christmas tale to be remembered."--Amazon. Elsie is desperate for a horse of her own, but her family can't afford to buy a horse, never mind pay for the grain and...
North Point Press
A revelatory look at Amish youth as they have never been looked at before. Rumspringa is a fascinating look at a little-known Amish coming-of-age ritual, the rumspringa, the period of "running around" that begins for their youth at age sixteen. Through vivid portraits of teenagers in Ohio and Indiana, Tom Shachtman offers an account of Amish life as a mirror to the soul-searching and questing that we recognize as a generally intrinsic part of adolescence. ...