Why I Left the Amish
February 9, 2012
CLINTON - At age 20, Saloma Furlong stepped onto the night train out of Cleveland in a desperate attempt to escape her life among the Amish.
In that moment, "It was both very exhilarating and a terrifyingly open feeling," she said in an interview Wednesday, Feb. 1.
Thirty years later, out of a "stifling" childhood overshadowed by a mentally ill father, an abusive older brother and a mother who failed to protect her, Furlong's life has taken a very different direction; a college graduate and a wife and mother, as of January 2011 she can now add "published author" to her list of accomplishments.
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