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Anna Olson will be speaking in the Detroit Lakes Library on Wednesday at 7 p.m. about growing up in the Amish community, her depression there and subsequently leaving that lifestyle. She has written two books about her experience.

NY Mills author to speak at DL Library Why she left the Amish

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Though she grew up in an Amish community in Hewitt, Minn. -- "about 30 miles from where I live today in New York Mills" -- the gap that separates Anna Dee Olson from that life might as well be an ocean.

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In 1992, when she was 24 years old, Anna left the Amish community behind to pursue her dreams.

"I dreamt of having a career," Anna says. "I knew it wasn't possible (as an Amish woman), but I dreamt about it anyway.

"I wanted to go to college."

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