Just Plain Wrong

Finally, an Amish Author: A Book Discussion of Banished, by Linda Byler

October 20, 2021 The MennoBrarians Season 2 Episode 13
Just Plain Wrong
Finally, an Amish Author: A Book Discussion of Banished, by Linda Byler
Show Notes

This week, we discuss Banished, by Linda Byler, the first Amish fiction author we've read that is an actual member of an Old Order Amish community.  The book begins in the early 1910s, and following the lives of Oba and May after their parents pass away and they are adopted by relatives in an Amish community in Arkansas. We discuss how this book handles dark themes like abuse and racism, and the differences we see in this book by Byler versus non-Amish authors. 

Content warning: This episode includes conversations about race and racism, as well as child abuse.