The book Hutterites the Nine: Our Story to Freedom has been added to the Institute for Regional Studies Archives book collection. The book focuses on nine former members of Hutterite colonies, from the Forest River colony in Fordville, and Hillside Colony in Manitoba, Canada. The book goes about chronicling their lives as Hutterites, and detailing their decisions to leave their communities. The narratives share similar accounts of finding faith and religion outside of the Hutterite community, and the difficulties of leaving their cultures behind for other religions, and opportunities in the outside world. The Nine, was published by Risen Son Publishing.