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GSP Readers Group: "When the English Fall" by David Williams


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When the English Fall by David Williams
Friday, May 11 at 9:30 am in the Bloom Room

"When the going gets tough, the Amish get going. David Williams’ novel is the lyrical and weirdly believable diary of an Amish farmer named Jacob, documenting the world as seen from his Pennsylvania farm after climate change hits hard and some sort of atmospheric event knocks out the power grid everywhere. The English of the title are what the Amish call everyone outside their order; during a bizarre solar storm, their planes fall from the sky. Then their refrigerators, computers, lights, generators, phones, and everything else stop working. The English are in big trouble. But who knows how to get by without electricity and gasoline? Who has cellars full of preserves and drying rooms full of jerky? The Amish, that’s who." (Kirkus Review)

For more information, please contact Victoria Stefani at 520-743-3978.