Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Suzanne Woods Fisher, a best-selling author known for her Amish book series, will join Fond du Lac Public Library on Saturday, March 6 to discuss her writing, talk about her most recent book, and interact with guests.

The program will be held virtually via Zoom at 11 am. A question and answer period will follow the presentation. To register, visit fdlpl.org and select the March 6 event on the Calendar. 

Woods Fisher is a writer of Amish fiction and nonfiction, with more than 30 titles and 1 million books sold to her name. 

“My relatives on my mother’s side are German Baptists, also known as Dunkards. That’s where my interest in Anabaptist traditions began,” Woods Fisher said. 

Her most recent book, “The Moonlight School,” is a stand-alone novel. It follows the story of Lucy, who is sent into the hills of rural Kentucky in 1911 to work as a scribe for the mountain people. She is repelled by pervasive illiteracy and intellectual poverty; in her efforts to help, she finds a purpose, and perhaps love. 

Inspired by the true events of the Moonlight Schools, this standalone novel brings to life the story that shocked the nation into taking adult literacy seriously. 

To participate in this program, register by Friday, March 5 at calendar.fdlpl.org. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants on the morning of the program.