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Ask the Author Book Club: When the English Fall


Join us one night each month to interact with an author! The author will join us either in the store or via Skype. Date and time will vary depending on the author's availability. Books purchased for our book clubs are always 20% off. Please email Hilary Barrineau for more information and to join.

This month, we are reading When the English Fall by David Williams, a riveting and unexpected novel that questions whether a peaceful and non- violent community can survive when civilization falls apart. We welcome Mr. Williams to the bookstore to join our group discussion!


When a catastrophic solar storm brings about the collapse of modern civilization, an Amish community is caught up in the devastating aftermath. With their stocked larders and stores of supplies, the Amish are unaffected at first. But as the English (the Amish name for all non-Amish people) in the cities become increasingly desperate, they begin to invade nearby farms, taking whatever they want and unleashing unthinkable violence on the gentle communities.

Written as the diary of an Amish farmer named Jacob who tries to protect his family and his way of life, When the English Fall examines the idea of peace in the face of deadly chaos. Should members of a nonviolent society defy their beliefs and take up arms to defend themselves? And if they do, can they survive?

Earlier Event: September 15
Interrupting Chicken Story Time
Later Event: September 21
Meet the Author: Elizabeth Eulberg