Friday, June 12, 2015
Hutterite Diaries (Review)
This review is for the book "Hutterite Diaries" by Linda Maendel. I was so interested to read this book. I was not sure who the Hutterites were, or the history of this community, but I was likening them to the Amish, and when I found out that the author had been encouraged to write down her stories and have them published I was intrigued. I thought this might not be encouraged in an Amish community. It turns out that though there are similarities in those communities, there are some major differences as well.
This book has tales from Maendel's life and childhood that will really help you look into this community and way of life. She includes stories of laughter, hard work, drama, and the "little things" like sibling rivalry and tricks played on family members. I loved reading some of the traditions of the community and seeing pictures of the things Maendel was describing.
She has a great writing style. You'll be intrigued from the very beginning, and won't want to put this down. If you have interest in learning about other cultures and peoples, or biographies, or like hearing friends tell good stories, you'll want to pick up this book.
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.