Martha Denlinger, a public schoolteacher in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, has mingled with thousands of tourists and listened to their comments. In Real People, she shares the answers to common questions from her store of firsthand knowledge. She writes from the Mennonite point of view and carefully explains the similarities and differences of Amish and Mennonite. Although Bird in Hand is only a few hours from Manhattan, it is centuries distant in values and social system. Here is an authentic description of a way of life that, even in modern times, transports us all into the living past.