When the English Fall

When the English Fall

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: FICTION WILLI...D
Characteristics: 242 pages ; 22 cm

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behere
Oct 16, 2017

With so many natural disasters in 2017, this book is very timely and helped open my eyes to what life has been for hurricane survivors and what it would be like to try to live without utilities. In "When the English Fall," I also see how survivors can turn against each other. A real eye opener. I found Sadie's foreknowledge to be an added mystical element which was honored.

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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behere
Oct 16, 2017

It is one of the things that I have learned, over the years with Hannah. A wife makes a far better helpmate if you remember to ask her before doing something. p 106

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behere
Oct 16, 2017

Because we know, now, that as the world of the English fails around us, we are not separate. Yes, we have the Order, and yes, we have our way, but the time when that meant we stood free from the world has passed. p 190

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behere
Oct 16, 2017

Everything in this world breaks, if you strain it hard enough. p 131.

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