"Toews paints for us a picture of life in a strict Mennonite community for a spirited teenage girl, called Nomi. It’s a place where every action is tightly controlled by the church leader, Nomi’s uncle, The Mouth. Nomi’s smart and irreverent. She w..."
"This story is an insightful reflection on how organized religion shapes the life of a community and the individuals within. We see how the words that guide the community, in this case the Torah, are interpreted to bind the group. We see how only c..."