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Author Mackall, Joe, 1958-

Title Plain secrets : an outsider among the Amish / Joe Mackall.

Publication Info. Boston : Beacon Press, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  289.7 MAC    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Adult Department  289.7 MACKALL, JOE    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  289.7 MACKALL    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  289.77129 MACKALL    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  289.7 M19    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  B SHELTER FAMILY    Check Shelf
 Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - Adult Department  289.7 MACKALL    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  289.77 MAC    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  289.73 MACKALL    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  289.7 MACKALL    Check Shelf

Description xxxiv, 208 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-208).
Contents Pop cans and doomed pigs -- The leaving -- Remembering Sarah -- "You be careful out among them English." -- The midnight table -- Underground railroad -- The lot falls -- The Amish FBI -- Time and space -- Deadly sacred -- Another leaving -- The world inside, and out.
Summary Joe Mackall has lived surrounded by the Swartzentruber Amish community of Ashland County, Ohio, for over sixteen years. They are the most traditional and insular of all the Amish sects; the Swartzentrubers live without gas, electricity, or indoor plumbing; without lights on their buggies or cushioned chairs in their homes; and without rumspringa, the recently popularized "running-around time" that some Amish sects allow their sixteen-year-olds. Over the years, Mackall has developed a steady relationship with the Shelter family (Samuel and Mary, their nine children, and their extended family). Plain Secrets tells the Shelters' story over these years, using their lives to paint a portrait of Swartzentruber Amish life and mores.
Depicts life among the Swartzentruber Amish in Ashland County, Ohio.
Subject Mackall, Joe, 1958- -- Friends and associates.
Amish -- Ohio -- Ashland County.
Amish -- Ohio -- Ashland County -- Social life and customs.
Amish -- Ohio -- Ashland County -- Social conditions.
Ashland County (Ohio)
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