When the English Fall

When the English Fall

A Novel

Book - 2017
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Seen through the diary of Jacob, an Amish farmer trying to protect his family and his way of life, the book examines the idea of peace in the face of deadly chaos when an Amish community in Pennsylvania is caught up in the devastating aftermath of a catastrophic solar storm and the subsequent collapse of modern civilization.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781616205225
1616205229
Branch Call Number: FIC WILLI
Characteristics: 242 pages

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alaude Sep 19, 2017

This book is one of the most thought provoking titles I have read in years. Narrated by an Amish man during a solar storm, when anything electric ceases to work, author David Williams begins to show us the worst of humanity through the lense of a community who strives for peace, with one major lesson: without electricity, humanity as it exists today would be unfit to survive.

Cynthia_N Sep 14, 2017

Why didn't someone think of this before? Of course the Amish people will be better prepared if the electrical grid goes down! This book is written in the format of a journal of Amish man. It's interesting because it is looking from a point of view of one focused on a nonviolent resolution to the problems created in this new world. I enjoyed it!!

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