As a schoolteacher in a small Mennonite school in rural Wisconsin, Lucinda J. Miller wears long dresses and a prayer covering, like her grandmother, and she knows a lot about cooking and making do with what you've got. But she uses a cellphone and posts status updates on Facebook.
So why would a young woman with access to all these technologies remain within a sheltered community like the plain Mennonites? How can someone with an eye for beauty and a sometimes sardonic wit stay within a tradition that values discipline and submission and uniformity?
Anything but Simple is the stirring memoir of a young woman's rich church tradition, lively family life, and longings for a meaningful future within her Mennonite faith.
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