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Kathryn Cushman

Kathryn Cushman

Kathryn Cushman is a graduate of Samford University with a degree in pharmacy. After practicing as a pharmacist, she left her career to marry and begin a family and has since pursued her dream of writing. Leaving Yesterday is her third novel. Kathryn and her family currently live in Santa Barbara, California.
Acclaimed Author Reveals the Hidden Complexity of Simple Life

Acclaimed Author Reveals the Hidden Complexity of Simple Life

(July 1, 2012)
In a moving style reminiscent of Karen Kingsbury, critically acclaimed author Kathryn Cushman gives readers a glimpse of the real world behind America’s fascination with Amish life and simple living. Far from the romanticized perception of a “simple” culture without the complications of modern technology, Cushman reveals that Amish living is actually a lot of hard work.

Growing up near an Amish community, Cushman saw first-hand the challenges of that lifestyle, and doesn’t maintain the “idealized” view of simple living held by popular culture. And as an overwhelmed mother two decades and several thousand miles later, Cushman says, “I began to wonder what happens to all the time we save with modern conveniences.” Almost Amish is the result of her search for answers, and readers will find it to be a reassuring message for those who feel besieged by the pressures of modern society.

Julie Charlton is overwhelmed and burned out, and so are her kids. When her sister-in-law Susan lands the chance to participate in a reality TV series promoting simple living and needs another family to join her, it seems like the perfect opportunity.

On an idyllic farm outside an Amish community in Tennessee, two modern women, and their children, embark on this summer adventure only to learn unexpected lessons about their families and lives—and that “going Amish” isn’t as simple as it seems.

Inspiring and thought-provoking, Almost Amish will keep fans reading and reflecting long into the night.

“Almost Amish encourages one to take a second look at life and its boundless blessings. . . .
I enjoyed this story from beginning to end.”

— Kim Vogel Sawyer, bestselling author of When Hope Blossoms

“In this heartwarming story of Plain living, Kathryn Cushman creates a simple — yet inconvenient — life.
Lessons are learned and timeless truths applied to the challenges of modern culture,
making Almost Amish a delightful, impossible-to-put-down read.”

— Leslie Gould, co-author of the #1 bestseller, The Amish Midwife




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