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by June Sprigg

  • ISBN: 0375704329
  • Category: Christian Books
  • Author: June Sprigg
  • Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Vintage; 1st Vintage Books Ed edition (June 7, 1999)
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • FB2 size: 1753 kb
  • EPUB size: 1324 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 762
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In Simple Gifts, June Sprigg tells the story of one of America's last. As a college student Sprigg spent a summer among them, and In Simple Gifts, June Sprigg tells the story of one of America's last Shaker ry Shaker Village, in Canterbury, New Hampshire-during its twilight years, and of its seven remarkable "survivor" women, who were among the last representatives of our longest-lived and best-known communal.

In Simple Gifts, June Sprigg tells the story of one of America's last Shaker ry Shaker Village. This told me a lot about ordinary life in a shaker village, I enjoyed it, different than books that just show what the shakers have made.

In Simple Gifts, June Sprigg tells the story of one of America's last Shaker ry Shaker Village, in Canterbury, New Hampshire-during its twilight years, and of its seven remarkable "survivor" women, who were among the last representatives of our longest-lived an. .

In Simple Gifts, June Sprigg tells the story of one of America's last Shaker ry Shaker Village, in Canterbury, New Hampshire-during its twilight years, and of its seven remarkable "survivor" women, who were among the last representatives of our longest-lived and best-known communal utopian society. What did you do for your summer vacation? In 1972 June Sprigg decided to work as a volunteer tour guide and one of the last Shaker homesteads in the country and it changed her life. she was a 19 year old college student and as a kid had visited the homestead and was thrilled to get a job working there.

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Lessons in Living from a Shaker Village

Lessons in Living from a Shaker Village. In Simple Gifts, June Sprigg tells the story of one of America’s last Shaker communities–Canterbury Shaker Village, in Canterbury, New Hampshire–during its twilight years, and of its seven remarkable "survivor" women, who were among the last representatives of our longest-lived and best-known communal utopian society. As a college student Sprigg spent a summer among them, and here she gracefully interweaves the narrative of their lives with the broader history of Shakers in America as she shows us how her experiences there affected her own life and opened the door to her creativity.

Simple Gifts" is a Shaker song written and composed in 1848, generally attributed to Elder Joseph Brackett from Alfred Shaker Village. The tune was written in 1848

Simple Gifts" is a Shaker song written and composed in 1848, generally attributed to Elder Joseph Brackett from Alfred Shaker Village. The tune was written in 1848. There are two conflicting narratives of Shaker origin as to the composer of the song.

Simple Gifts: Lessons in Living from a Shaker Village. New York: Random House, 1998

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In Simple Gifts, June Sprigg tells the story of one of America's last Shaker communities--Canterbury Shaker Village, in Canterbury, New Hampshire--during its twilight years, and of its seven remarkable "survivor" women, who were among the last representatives of our longest-lived and best-known communal utopian society. As a college student Sprigg spent a summer among them, and here she gracefully interweaves the narrative of their lives with the broader history of Shakers in America as she shows us how her experiences there affected her own life and opened the door to her creativity. Gleaning information from old records and journals that she pored over that summer and later, Sprigg brings to life the generations of Canterbury Shakers from the eighteenth century to the present--their customs, their architecture, their spirituality. She also explores the social and cultural forces and the internal imperatives and tensions that caused membership to decrease, all of which, by 1972, brought the community to crisis.Chronicling the daily life of the village as she found it, Sprigg uncovers the affirming energies of the Shakers--the prominence of mutual love and respect, the devoted tradition of mothering surrogate children, and, above all, the surviving women's spirited eccentricities. She reveals the Shakers as individuals--their personal histories, their wildly different beginnings, what they gave up to join the Shaker community, and, more important, what they gained.Through her lively text and drawings and her intimate connection with the community, Sprigg brings us close to its people with a book that both enlightens and inspires.From the Hardcover edition.
Reviews about Simple Gifts: Lessons in Living from a Shaker Village (7):
Kanrad
Really gives a sense of what it was like when the village still had people in it. Hard to get that sense when you visit today and the "village" is gone. I'm glad June Sprigg recorded her experiences in this book.
Thoginn
Well done.
Gom
Enjoying the read.
uspeh
I was touched by the author's unprepossessing account of her experience. The writing is good and the narrative moves well. I hoped for a little more spiritual depth.
Tam
Historical guide through the life of Shakers in America. If you have any interest in understanding the Shakers this is an excellent selection.
Najinn
Good Memoir about the Shaker way of life. 1 Star removed for the pace of the book, which I realize based on the life style of the village vs. modern day, how can the author really speed it up. Good read overall though!
SadLendy
Tis book is written in a simple style and with love. It made me long for a simpler time and wishing I could go live in such a time and place.
This told me a lot about ordinary life in a shaker village, I enjoyed it, different than books that just show what the shakers have made.

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