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Author Gingerich, Emma J., 1987-

Title Runaway Amish girl : the great escape / by Emma Gingerich.

Publication Info. [Bloomington, IN] : Rising Phoenix Press, 2014.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Biography - NSLY-11  B GINGERICH, EMMA    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Roscoe Adult Biography - NSRY-11  B GINGERICH, EMMA    AVAILABLE
Description 174 pages : portrait ; 23 cm
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Summary Growing up Amish and leaving the fold, Emma Gingerich left her Amish community in Eagleville, Missouri, at the age of eighteen. Her memoir Runaway Amish Girl: The Great Escape captivates even the timid reader. Disagreeing with the beliefs of Amish traditions and upbringing, the pressure became too much for her to bear. Forced to make a personal decision, Emma found the courage to leave the only life she had ever known. She had no idea the emotional turmoil she'd inflict on her family and friends. The emotional reaction of her parents, brothers and sisters, are gut wrenching. Considered no longer a daughter and a sister, temporarily exiled, Emma finds a way to be free. Education becomes her priority as she finds her place in this "English" world. This true story is a rare glimpse into the life of a brave young woman.
Subject Gingerich, Emma J., 1987-
Gingerich, Emma J., 1987- -- Childhood and youth.
Gingerich, Emma J., 1987- -- Family.
Runaway teenagers.
Amish -- Missouri -- Biography.
Amish -- Missouri -- Social life and customs.
Parent and child -- Missouri.
Families -- Missouri.
Ex-church members -- Amish -- Biography.
ISBN 9781940834078

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