When the English fall / David Williams.
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- ISBN: 9781616205225
- ISBN: 1616205229
- Physical Description: 242 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2017.
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.
Following a catastrophic solar storm and the subsequent collapse of modern civilization, the Englishers in the cities begin to invade the nearby Amish farms. Jacob's Amish community in Pennsylvania is caught up in the violence, but defense is hindered by their beliefs. In protecting his family, will Jacob defy his beliefs and take up arms? His diary details his conflicts, both physical and internal.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 June #1
The title of Williams' first novel may conjure thoughts of England and WWII, but this book is about a different sort of invasion. In the Pennsylvania countryside, Sadie, a young Amish girl, suffers spells and visions that prefigure a solar storm. The storm interferes with electrical connections and effectively stalls society overnight. Planes fall out of the sky, and cities burn. The Amish, meanwhile, go about their normal fall routines, staying busy harvesting and preparing for winter. News of what is happening to the "English" reaches them, and they offer assistance, but it soon becomes clear that the need is too great. Desperate English begin ransacking farms and killing neighbors, leaving the Amish to consider their fate. Told via Sadie's father Jacob's diary, in the quiet, simple prose of a quiet, pious man, this is an intriguing take on the dystopian novel: an army memo on the book's first page makes clear that this and Jacob's other diaries, found long after the "event," are vital historical documents. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.
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