I Am Hutterite by: Mary-Ann Kirkby *Review, and Giveaway*

Sunday, July 4, 2010

     I don't usually read autobiography's.  As, I find a lot of them, kinda boring.  But that's just me!  But anyway...I really enjoyed this book!  I have to say this is probably the first autobiography that I've enjoyed.  Maybe my taste in books is just changing.  But I don't think it really has anything to do with taste, and all about whether or not the book is good.  And let me tell you this book, is very good!  Before I started reading this book, I had never heard of the Hutterites.  But as I was reading, I found their way of life so interesting.  And I found the courage of Mary-Ann's family so amazing!  Her story is so incredible.  And would touch anyone that knows what it's like to not fit in!
    In 1969 Ann-Marie Donn's parents did the unthinkable.  They left the colony with seven children, and little else, to start a new life.  Overnight, they were thrust into a society they didn't understand, and that knew little of their unique culture.  The transition was overwhelming.  Desperate to be accepted, ten-year-old Ann-Marie was forced to deny her heritage in order to fit in with her peers.  She Kept her secret well into adulthood, hoping to avoid the prejudice so associated with her culture.
    I Am Hutterite Chronicles her quest to come to terms with a painful past.  Rich with memorable characters and vivid descriptions, this ground-breaking narrative shines a light on intolerance, illuminating the simple truth, that beneath every human exterior beats a heart longing for understanding a acceptance.
    Overall I really enjoyed this book.  Although it had a slow start.  It made up for it, with an amazing story!  I would recommend this book to anyone!  Especially if at some point in your life you felt out of place or different from everyone else!  And now for the fun part!  The giveaway details are below! :)  Good luck, and have fun! :)

Giveaway Details:
*Giveaway will end on July 18th
*The winner will have 3 days to contact me before another winner is chosen!
*Include your email address in all of your entries
*This giveaway is only open to residents of the US (sorry!)
*Do the Mandatory entry before doing the extra ones

Mandatory Entry:  Just for fun....Have you ever heard of the Hutterites?

Extra Entries:
*Follow I Am Hutterite on Facebook
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*Grab my button, worth 4 entries, please use a separate comment for each entry!
*Subscribe to my blog via email
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*Enter one of my other giveaway's, please leave what comment number you was
*Tweet about the giveaway


I was given this book free of charge, so that I could do this review!  No other compensation was given.  The thoughts and opinions stated above, are mine and mine alone!  This review was made possible by BloggerLinkUp.

44 comments:

  1. This is my type of book. I love memoirs, biographies and autobiographies.
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  2. I am also a follower via GFC

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  3. I'm following I am Hutterite on Facebook (sharon54220)

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  4. Actually I have never heard of the Hutterites.

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  9. I tweeted about this giveaway.

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  10. No, I've never heard of them.

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  11. I have never heard of Hutterites, so I am interested in reading this.

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  20. i'd not heard of hutterites either

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  24. I've never heard of the Hutterites

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  25. I would love to win this novel, the storyline is so interesting.

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  26. I follow by email.

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  27. yes, I am - I would love to learn more and love this type of book - fingers crossed!
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  29. I've never heard of the Hutterites but the book sounds interesting.

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  32. Yes, I have heard of Hutterites before. My grandmother said that we were realted to John Hus so I looked him up in my encyclopedia. (I was a kid and this was way before computers!) The article said there are still some people who follow him today and they are called Hutterits.

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  33. I forgot to include my e-mail address on comment # 34!!



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  34. I am an e-mail subscriber of this blog

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  35. I follow "I am Hutterite" FB.


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  36. I entered the "Queen Pin" contest.

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  37. I am so sorry!!!! I forgot to put my e-mail address on comment #38. I must be asleep!!!

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  38. I have never heard of the Hutterites before but it sounds very interesting.
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  39. I subscribe by email
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  40. GFC Follower
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  41. Would love to win this

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  42. This giveaway is now closed. The winner has been emailed. Thank you to everyone that entered. For more chances to win check out the giveaways tab. :)

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