David Williams- July 25

30753989Tuesday, July 25
Reading & Signing


How would the Amish respond if the outside world suddenly wants everything they have?

Set in the near future, When the English Fall follows an Amish farmer named Jacob in the wake of a calamitous storm that devastates much of the modern world. The English—what the Amish call outsiders—become more and more desperate for food and safety away from the chaotic city, and they begin to invade Amish farms, taking whatever they can and unleashing unthinkable violence on the peaceful community.

When the English Fall examines the idea of peace in the face of deadly chaos: How can members of a nonviolent society defend themselves? And if they don’t, can they survive?

David Williams will read from and discuss his debut novel on Tuesday, July 25 at 7pm at Aaron’s Books.

“I hope my novel reveals a little about who we are as human beings and how fundamentally connected we are, no matter our beliefs,” says Williams. A theologian and pastor in the Presbyterian Church, Williams’ writing has appeared in Wired magazine, The Christian Century, and OMNI. A lifelong D.C. resident, he now lives in Annandale, Va. 

In the spirit of Emily St. John’s Station Eleven and Peter Heller’s The Dog StarsWhen the English Fall is both an insightful meditation on our capacity for good and evil and a compelling story of man in crisis.

“A standout among post-apocalyptic novels, as simply and perfectly crafted as an Amish quilt”- Kirkus Reviews.

The event is free and open to the public. Only books purchased at Aaron’s Books may be presented for signing. Books can be pre-ordered by calling Aaron’s Books at 717-627- 1990 or by email at Orders@AaronsBooks.com.

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