Check Out Jolina Petersheim’s Essay in Reader’s Digest!

Jolina Petersheim

Hello, friends,

I won’t take up your Sunday morning (especially now that we’ve had the time change and need double espresso shots in our coffee!), but I would love if you’d swing by Reader’s Digest and read my essay, “Lady of the Library,” about the librarian who changed my life by encouraging my love for reading.

I have always had a special place in my heart for libraries, since they provided me with the ability to read more books than I could have ever afforded as a child. I want my daughter to have the same opportunity growing up, so let’s support libraries today!

Blessings to you all!


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Jolina Petersheim, bestselling author of The Midwife and The Outcast, and her husband share the same unique Amish and Mennonite heritage that originated in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, but now live on a solar-powered farm in the Driftless Region of Wisconsin with their young daughters. Visit with Jolina at

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  1. says

    How wonderful, Jolina! I loved going to the library with my mom when I was a little girl. In fact, i used to tell people I wanted to be a librarian when I grew up. I didn’t, of course, but i still love going to the library and being around all those books!

  2. says

    Congrats, Jolina! Cool, not just a byline, but your pic as well! Woohoo! So happy for you! I used to devour Readers Digest.

    And I love the story, especially the “elbows and knees” and “flaming face.” Can so picture it. Maybe even the librarian:)

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