I Am Hutterite: The Fascinating True Story of a Young Woman's Journey to Reclaim Her Heritage - Mary-Ann Kirkby

I feel that everyone has a responsibility to educate themselves about different cultures - particularly those they commonly encounter in the area they live. For me as a Montanan, that means Native American cultures and Hutterites. Tonight I did a bit of that, reading I Am Hutterite by Mary-Ann Kirkby.

This is a very sweet autobiography told as a former Hutterite woman recollects her childhood within her colony. Mary Ann Kirkby strings together a series of sometimes touching, sometimes humorous, sometimes harrowing anecdotes about her family, with particular emphasis on her dear, hard-working father. The book hangs loosely together, but shines in the sweet and earnest voice of its narrator. I recommend the audio version for this reason.