After the Fire: The Destruction of the Lancaster County Amish
Randy-Michael TestaPaper: $19.95
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|Paper Publication Date:||07/01/1992|
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A call to reflection and action...The Amish way of life, as Mr. Testa emphasizes, is not historical curiosity but a vibrant, if endangered, present reality...A compelling [vision] of widespread spiritual famine in a land of material glut.
--New York Times Book Review
At once a portrait of lives as they are lived and an account of the ongoing struggle of a community to survive the grinding machinery of technological and economic change.
An affecting mourning for the impending destruction of the Amish community, both for its own sake and for that of our larger society-for whom the Amish, Testa convinces us, can serve as a valuable example.
RANDY-MICHAEL TESTA is a teacher, writer, and editor in Cambridge, Massachusetts. SUSIE RIEHL, the illustrator, lives on a small farm near the town of White Horse in Lancaster County. Since 1987, with the support of her family, she has publicly displayed her artwork depicting the life of her people, the Old Order Amish.