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  • Publisher: Polka Dot Press
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0978340515
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978340513
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 1.3 x 21.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By B. Kinnari on 13 May 2010
Format: Hardcover
I am Hutterite, by Mary-Ann Kirkby is a memoir. As a reader, I often find myself bored when reading memoirs, but this book was an exception. I had a hard time putting it down, and read it througfh from start to finish with only one short break when twilight made the room I was reading in too dark to continue. Once I settled in again at the kitchen table with better light, I continued on to the end.

What was it about this book that kept me turning pages? It begins with a man martyred for his religious beliefs back in 1536. Those beliefs were taken from the second chapter of Acts in the Bible, where it says, "All that believed were together, and had all things in common; and sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need".

Although Jacob Hutter, the founder of the Hutterite Church, was marytered, along with many others, those who survived carried on. From its roots in Austria, the group eventually found refuge in the Russian Ukraine, then fled from there to the United States. Many left the United States and moved to Canada during World War I because of their pacifist beliefs, and it is in Canada that Mary-Ann's story begins.

Growing up in a Hutterite colony, Mary-Ann (then called Ann-Marie), enjoyed abundance, security, and safety. While she knew the "English" (non-Hutterites) were different, everything she wanted was within the colony. However, her father and uncle were at odds with each other, and this eventually led to her family leaving the colony.

Outside the colony, Mary-Ann and her family were lonely, and the children were shunned at school because of their differences. Even making sandwiches and packing a lunch for school was a new experience for Mary-Ann and her mother.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By GRH "Ex WHA Jet" on 17 May 2010
Format: Hardcover
Mary-Ann Kirkby is a wonderful writer. Once I started reading this book, I could not put it down. Reading her memoir is like reminiscing with a close friend. Having grown up in Winnipeg, I often saw the Hutterites in the Sears and Woolco department stores, and wondered about these odd people who looked like they stepped out of the 18th century. My grandparents knew a lot about the Hutterites, given our family's German Baptist heritage. Looking back, it is amusing to think the the Hutterites would have thought of my very strict, religious grandparents as being "English". Mary-Ann's account gave me a pretty good idea of what life was probably like for my great great grandparents in the German farming communites in Poland and Russia. All in all, a wonderful book, probably the best I have ever read.
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Format: Hardcover
I found this book interesting and candid. It gave some very penetrating insights into Hutterite life and culture. It is written in a very accessible style.
I was intrigued by the writer's love-hate relationship with the faith community she grew up in. On the one had, she had wonderful memories of sharing, loving, generosity, friendship. On the other hand were abuse of power (including abuse that resulted in witholding access to necessary medical treatment from children and the death of a child), harsh corporal punishment of children, unhealthy favouritism, cruel humour, schism and spite.
Mary-Ann Kirkby details all of this frankly and openly. She has made her peace with what hurt her and her family, and cherished the ties of kinship and love.
I admire her tough spirit and acceptance of the difficult times she went through.
I was surprised and sad to read of the prejudice and rejection she experienced from non-Hutterite society when her family left the colony.
Overall, the book raised many questions and made me think. It also made me glad I am not part of a closed and authoritarian religious group.
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By eanrut on 4 Aug. 2013
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Obviously this book is a personal memoir and not necessarily representative of the experience of everyone brought up in a Hutterite community. Having read many books now about Christians living 'enclosed' community lives this memoir backs up my impression that the very isolation of these communities from the wider world makes it nearly impossible for the inhabitants to live a conscious, volountary Christian n life.
There is something about community living of this kind which seems to leave weaker individuals open to abuse by those with power in the community while at the same time making it very difficult for the stronger to have power abuse addressed. This book also points up how truly difficult it is to break free of much that is conditioned into individuals rather than faith arrived at after thought, study and prayer.
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