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Plain and Fancy: The Rise of Amish Literature

We’ve all heard about “Fifty Shades of Grey,” but a new type of romance lit is flying off the shelves these days, and its main characters are 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.