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Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 400 Vendor: Tyndale House Publication Date: 2013 ISBN: 141437934X
Raised in an Old Order Mennonite
community, Rachel Stoltzfus is a strong-willed single woman, content
living apart from mainstream society until whispers stir the moment her
belly swells with new life. Refusing to repent and name the partner in
her sin, Rachel feels the wrath of the religious sect as she is shunned
by those she loves most. She is eventually coerced into leaving by her
brother-in-law, the bishop.
The Outcast is a modern day re-telling of The Scarlet Letter.Rachel Stoltzfus was raised in an Old Order Mennonite Community, along with her twin sister, Leah.Shortly
after Leah marries an older widower, Tobias, she asks Rachel to come
live with them, as she is having a difficult pregnancy.By
the time Leah’s baby is born, it becomes apparent that Rachel is also
expecting, though she is un-married and refuses to reveal who the father
is.She is kicked out of her sister’s home and left to fend for herself.As
more secrets are revealed, other tragedies present themselves,
threatening Leah, Rachel and Tobias’ relationships even further.
I REALLY enjoyed this book.It’s been years since I’ve read The Scarlet Letter but I really enjoyed the parallels between the two stories.I also thought it interesting that the author chose the names Rachel and Leah for the twins.It takes you back to the Bible, with the struggle between Jacob and Esau, and Rachel and Leah.I really wasn’t sure what was going to happen next and I had a really hard time putting the book down.This was a great read!