She appears composed, so she is, I suppose. (stacyinthecity) wrote in thequestionclub,
She appears composed, so she is, I suppose.

What is the name of this book?

A few years ago I read a book. It was called something like "Lights Out" or "Power Out" or something like that. Maybe it was called that exactly, but it isn't turning up in a search.

Anyway, the cover looked like a field of wheat or something nice and pastoral, and then there was some sort of lightbulb or something superimposed (to illustrate the lights out notion, I suppose).

The book was about this guy and his wife who decide to remove themselves from the modern consumerist lifestyle by renting a farm from an Amish guy and living as the Amish do. They didn't convert or anything, but to be respectful of their community, they tried to blend in as best they could. He talks about the lifestyle and its effect on leisure time, food production, neighborhood community, etc.

In the end, he concludes that the Amish have a lot of things right, and though he didn't stay with the Amish, he moved to a town or something and bought a house with a yard and they still grow their own food, commute with bicycles, etc. Adapting as much of the Amish style culture as they felt was appropriate for their own lives.

I've searched everywhere for this book and I can't find it. Amazon, google, my public library. Can't find it. Searches for "Lights Out" and "power out" show me different books.

Anyone know this book or author? I want to reread it.


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