Plain and Fancy: The Rise of Amish Literature



We’ve all heard about the success of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” but a new type of romance lit is flying off the shelves these days, and its main characters aren’t young urbanites– they’re Amish. In this hour, we’ll talk to the authors of some popular “bonnet rippers” about the appeal of the genre, its inherent controversies, and why the audience for these books isn’t Amish at all.



Saturday, May 11 from 10-4:30, the Ohioana Book Festival features panels featuring some favorite Ohio authors, and some favorite Ohio food trucks!

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