Mar 26 2019 12:39 pm
Northfield Public Library

Award winning, bestselling author Beverly Lewis will be touring the Midwest in promotion of her latest release, The Tinderbox, a stand-alone novel set in her beloved Lancaster County and featuring her trademark look at Amish family life.

Thursday, April 11, at 2:00 pm in the library meeting room, Northfield Public Library.

All programs are free and open to the public.

Lewis is not only the leading author of Amish fiction, but also its pioneer: she created the genre with the release of her first adult novel, The Shunning, in 1997. The resulting surges in both reader interest in and publisher output of Amish fiction gained national attention, garnering coverage by Time magazine, the BBC World News Service, the Wall Street Journal, and Nightline, among others.

About The Tinderbox

With her her parents' twentienth anniversary approaching, eighteen-year-old Sylvia Miller finds her father's cherished brass tinderbox left unlocked.  Against her better judgment, Sylvia opens the heirloom, not realizing what she is about to discover will splinter apart her happy life and alter everything for her close-knit Old Order Amish family.  As the long-kept secret emerges into the light of day, can the Millers find a way forward,  through the turmoil, to a place of forgiveness?

About Beverly Lewis

Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, is the author of more than eighty books, with more than 17 million copies in print.  A keen interest in her mother's Plain heritage has inspired Beverly to write many Amiss-related novels.  Beverly and her husband, David, live in Colorado.  Learn more at