Hester on the Run

Hester on the Run

Book - 2015
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"The setting is the beginning of an Amish settlement in colonial America in the forests of eastern Pennsylvania. There, a young Amish couple, Hans and Kate Zug, are in their ninth year of marriage, still waiting to have a child. Then, one April morning, Kate finds a Native infant, wrapped in deerskin and placed next to the spring where she went to fill her water bucket. Kate and Hans cherish Hester, despite the pointed question of Hans's mother--'What makes you think you can raise her Amish, with her Indian blood?' Hester glows as she grows, an unmistakable beauty both inside and out, and charms her adopted Amish community. But then, an elderly Lenape woman hands Hester a package of medicinal herbs to rout an infection that is threatening Kate's life. A trust passes between the wizened and the youthful Native women. In that moment, Hester recognizes that she belongs to two worlds, both intent on possessing her. When Amish Indian Hester realizes that she must leave her tension-filled home for her sake and her father's, she takes only two possessions: the leather-bound book of remedies left for her by the old Lenape woman and her memories of the Amish ways"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York, NY : Good Books, 2015
ISBN: 9781680990584
1680990586
9781680991123
Branch Call Number: FICTION Byl
Description: 329 pages ; 22 cm

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windydairy
Jan 03, 2017

this has to be the best amish book i have ever read!!! the whole book kept me captivated

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Feb 28, 2016

really good read! new genre~ native American infant found by Amish childless couple in colonial Pa. very good plot

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