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Amish Group Reads > August, 2016 -- The Outcast

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Barbara (goodreadscombarbara_beers) | 1570 comments Mod
This month we are reading The Outcast: a modern retelling of The Scarlet Letter by Jolina Petersheim.


Raised in an Old Order Mennonite community, Rachel Stoltzfus is a strong-willed single woman, content living apart from mainstream society until whispers stir the moment her belly swells with new life. Refusing to repent and name the partner in her sin, Rachel feels the wrath of the religious sect as she is shunned by those she loves most. She is eventually coerced into leaving by her brother-in-law, the bishop.

But secrets run deep in this cloistered community, and the bishop is hiding some of his own, threatening his conscience and his very soul. When the life of Rachel’s baby is at stake, however, choices must be made that will bring the darkness to light, forever changing the lives of those who call Copper Creek home.

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Barbara (goodreadscombarbara_beers) | 1570 comments Mod
I finished reading last week. Who else has read this one and wants to comment?

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Diamond Jones-Cox (mzaware28) | 105 comments I read this book about three years ago and really enjoyed it.

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