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Saturday, October 28 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Amish Guys Don't Call

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A synopsis of Debby Dodd's debut novel Amish Guys Don't Call (June 13,2017).

What's more awkward than finding out you're dating a vampire or a werewolf or a zombie? Finding out you're dating an Amish guy.

Samantha is already facing scrutiny and anxiety at the start of her junior year, as she's finally been accepted into the popular girls' clique called "The Sherpas." But when she realizes that her new boyfriend Zach was raised Amish, Sam must tackle a whole new set of challenges. Zach has chosen not to end his Rumspringa, instigating a potential shunning from his family. 

Sam has never really come to terms with her parents' divorce, so when her world crashes down on her in the form of cyberbullying and Zach's apparent return to the Amish community. She reverts to her furtive compulsive habits. Does Sam even want friends like these? And, will her cross-cultural love with Zach find a way? In the end, Sam discovers everyone has secrets.


Debby Dodds

Debby Dodds is the author of the novel Amish Guys Don't Call (Blue Moon, 2017.) She has stories in many anthologies such as My Little Red Book (Hachette) and The Things That You Would Have Said (Penguin) and magazines (The Sun, Salon.com, xoJane, The Living Dead Magazine, Portland... Read More →

Saturday October 28, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 352 Hannon Library Third Floor

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