A non-traditional coming of age story, Leaving the Witness traces the path Amber Scorah takes out of her faith as a Jehovah’s Witness – and away from everything and everyone she’s ever known. The reader follows her on a covert missionary trip to China, and into a new and uncertain beginning in New York City. In the face of doubts, desires, and painful losses, Scorah gathers the courage to look for new ways to find meaning. Lisa Brennan-Jobs (author of the memoir Small Fry) calls Scorah’s debut a “fascinating and moving story of a woman finding her true place in the world, away from the strict requirements of her family and religion.” Leaving the Witness is a rare and insightful look into a notoriously secretive community, and a remarkable personal journey. Scorah discusses her story with Brennan-Jobs at Greenlight.
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