Out of This World by Mary Swander
A Woman's Life Among the Amish

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The author, a poet and teacher, reflects on her experiences living in a community of Amish farmers in Iowa in 1993, explores the lore of the Great Plains settlers who came before them, and celebrates life on the land.
 

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Mary Swander teaches at the University of Iowa at Ames.
 
Published July 1, 1995 by Viking Adult. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Depicting her life from childhood on, she offers many examples of her longstanding difficulties with food: falling asleep at the kitchen table when her mother demanded she sit there until she'd cleaned her plate, inexplicable rashes and sinus headaches when she tried to grow out of her picky eati...

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The medical condition described as ``environmental illness,'' severe allergies to most pollutants, was the catalyst that forced Swander, a poet from the Midwest, to seek an alternate lifestyle.

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If you are looking for an inside view of life among the Amish, you won't find it in Out of This World: A Woman's Life Among the Amish.

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed This is a vividly drawn memoir about the spiritual meaning of place.

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