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Saloma Miller Furlong

Author and blogger

Saloma Miller Furlong spent her first 20 years in the Amish community of Geauga County, Ohio. She left, first at 20 and again at 23, for more freedom and education. She graduated in 2007 from Smith College with a major in German Studies and a minor in Philosophy. She is the author of two books, Why I Left the Amish and Bonnet Strings: An Amish Woman’s Ties to Two Worlds. She appeared in two Emmy-nominated PBS documentaries “The Amish” and “The Amish: Shunned” that premiered on American Experience. She is the author of the blog About Amish. She is the mother of two grown sons and lives in Virginia with her husband, David.