Amish Women Book Signing

Presentation & Book Signing
Aug. 18, 7pm


THIS IS EVENT IS FULL. WE CAN NOT TAKE ANY MORE RESERVATIONS AT THIS TIME. 

DOORS WILL OPEN NO SOONER THAN 6:45PM

WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF COPIES, YOU CAN ORDER ONE THAT WILL BE SHIPPED OR AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP AT A LATER DATE



A fresh view into a life that is anything but simple.

What does the life of an Amish woman really look like? Over the course of a decade, author Judy Stavisky, a curious outsider, spent hundreds of hours getting to know the women of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County Amish community to find out the answer to this question. She joined mothers and grandmothers, unmarried women and teens, on their shopping excursions for household items, fabric, and groceries. They drove miles between undulating fields and shared hundreds of hours of conversation on everyday topics--laughing together about sneaking healthier entrees into their family's evening meals, sharing concerns about their children, and trading family remedies for persistent coughs. As relationships evolved into enduring friendships, she grew to understand firsthand how Amish women bind their families and communities together.

In Plain View draws the reader inside a community governed by faith and separated by time, taking a closer look at the roles Amish women assume within their families and community, their fierce work ethic, and their camaraderie. Hundreds of years of shared traditions comes to life through a personal connection with Amish women, their own soft voices gently opening their world to an outsider.

About the Author


 

Judy Stavisky, MPH, M. Ed., has spent considerable time over the past decade attending Amish schools, sharing meals with Amish families, and joining events hosted in the Amish community. Judy has a lengthy career in philanthropy and helping non-profit organizations become more successful. She is a co-author of Do It Better! How the Kids of St. Francis de Sales Exceeded Everyone's Expectations chronicling the journeys of Philadelphia's student refugees. Recently Judy has been supporting Philadelphia's refugee resettlement efforts, connecting food insecure Philadelphians with meals, and is an adjunct faculty member at Drexel University.

Event date: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
35 E. Main Street
Lititz, PA 17543
In Plain View: Amish Women at a Glance By Judy Stavisky Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781513809816
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Herald Press (VA) - August 2nd, 2022