Linda Egenes visited with her neighbors in Iowa’s Old Order Amish country for thirteen years while writing about this insular community for Cobblestone, Plain and the Plain Reader. This book is a collection of these charming stories, providing readers with a rare glimpse inside Amish life. Whether milking a cow, taking a ride in a buggy, or chatting with women at a quilting, Egenes captures the scene with all five senses and stirs the heart with the quiet sensibility of these peace-loving people. Her engaging account of her visits with the Amish, beautifully illustrated with woodcuts by Caldecott Medal winner Mary Azarian, reveals the serene ways of a plain people.
Praise for Visits with the Amish