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Born Hutterite: Stories by Samuel Hofer

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  19 ratings  ·  3 reviews
A classic book. Stories that take you into the very hearts of Hutterite individuals. Highly entertaining. Humorous. The first book of fiction ever written about Hutterite life.
Paperback, 140 pages
Published December 1st 1999 by Ex Machina Pub. Co. (first published 1991)
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Jenny (Reading Envy)
I'm back to one of my major 2018 reading goals - to read a bunch from Alaska and Canada. You can't read the prairies of Canada without reading about the Hutterites. I read three books from their own voices, two of which I got from a Canadian reading friend who grew up on the prairies too. (The other two books are Hutterite Diaries: Wisdom from My Prairie Community and I Am Hutterite: The Fascinating True Story of a Young Woman's Journey to Reclaim Her Heritage.

This slim book is full of stories f
Darlene Wilson
Oct 01, 2010 rated it liked it
Read this to my Reading Group after Max Braithwaite's Never Sleep 3 in a Bed. We have a Hutterite colony about 20 miles away - the seniors enjoyed the stories - learned somethings about Hutterite way of life. The fact that it was based in Saskatchewan - near Moose Jay and Regina - made it more interesting for them.
An enjoyable few months reading.
This book was loaned to me by Sharon Teale - after talking of my reading group - thanks to her!
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A reflective glimpse into Hutterite life—I found it fascinating. (Reminiscent, in my mind, of Leacock's Sunshine Sketches). I learned a lot about daily activities and social expectations on the colony through the stories, which were pleasantly diverse. Most appealing, to me, was the subtly critical retrospective narrator, who maintains a positive and nostalgic atmosphere but provides the groundwork for questions of identity, morality, purpose and human connection.
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