Traces of Wisdom: Amish Women and the Pursuit of Life's Simple Pleasures

Traces of Wisdom: Amish Women and the Pursuit of Life's Simple Pleasures

by Louise Stoltzfus
     
 

Who has time to enjoy lifes simple pleasures? Stoltzfus presents the simple, streamlined existence of the Amish as a source of strength for stressful times. Drawing on her childhood & youth as a member of the Lancaster Amish community & on interviews with other Amish women, her vignettes give a measure of serenity & stability to womens lives. She examines the…  See more details below

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Who has time to enjoy lifes simple pleasures? Stoltzfus presents the simple, streamlined existence of the Amish as a source of strength for stressful times. Drawing on her childhood & youth as a member of the Lancaster Amish community & on interviews with other Amish women, her vignettes give a measure of serenity & stability to womens lives. She examines the approach of Amish women to dating, work, money, beauty, & friendship. In contrast to busy schedules & long work hours, this book celebrates the basic comforts of cooking, tradition, & comfortable clothing. These traces of wisdom contain guidance for living a simpler, more satisfying life.

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ISBN-13:
9780788190773
Publisher:
DIANE Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Pages:
360

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