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Genre Spotlight: Amish Fiction

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Amish fiction has become a popular genre of books.  Some people like the clean, wholesome stories.  Some people like to think about a simpler life without television and the internet.  Others like the religious aspects.  Whatever the reason, these stories are uplifting and relaxing.  If you have not read one, try visiting a world where family and community take center stage.   

Some popular writers of Amish fiction are: 

Wanda E. Brunstetter 









Mindy Starns Clark 

Amy Clipston 

Mary Ellis 

Suzanne Woods Fisher 

Leslie Gould 

Shelley Shepard Gray 

Kelly Irvin 

Beverly Lewis 

Kelly Long 

Beth Wiseman 

Cindy Woodsmall 


All of these authors, and more are waiting for you to download from the Youngstown Public Library through OverDrive and Hoopla.   



If you are interested in Amish life, try these titles: 

My Amish Childhood: A True Story of Faith, Family, and the Simple Life by Jerry S. Eicher 









Crossing Over: One Woman’s Escape from Amish Life by Ruth Irene Garrett with Rick Farrant 

Amish Women: Lives and Stories by Louis Stoltzfus 

Puzzles of Amish Life by Donald Kraybill 

Documentary:  Reflections of Amish Life 



Maybe you want to try some delicious Amish recipes?  Try these titles: 

Lizzie’s Amish Cookbook: Favorite Recipes from Three Generations of Amish Cooks by Linda Byler 









The Homestyle Amish Kitchen Cookbook: Plainly Delicious Recipes from the Simple Life by Georgia Varozza 

The Best of Amish Cooking by Phyllis Good 

Simply Delicious Amish Cooking by Sherry Gore 



Starr Jones has worked as a librarian in Mahoning County for 19 years. She likes to read nonfiction books, especially biographies and books about science, social issues, cooking, and humor. She also likes fiction written by female authors. While she prefers hardcover books, she will read an eBook on occasion and likes to listen to audiobooks while multitasking. Her zen is shooting pool and watching the Great British Baking Show.