"From the Publisher:" People's Place Book #11. A study of three Amish homesteads: one in Lancaster County, PA, one in Holmes County, OH, and one in LaGrange County, IN. Stephen Scott - the author of Why Do They Dress That Way? and The Amish Wedding - examines the history and cultural development of a typical Amish house and barn : one in each of the three largest Amish communities in North America. Home is the center of Amish life, and all major life events happen there - births, weddings, visiting and church, retirement years, and death. This carefully researched work provides a behind-the-scenes look at events on three particular farms, as well as the strong ties Amish families have to the land, in general. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 158 pages paperback.