Johnny Mast grew up in the Bergholz Amish community in southern Ohio, known for its beard-cutting attacks on other Amish people. In Break Away Amish, Mast tells in riveting detail how his Amish community became increasingly isolated from other Amish people, and how the wishes and edicts of his grandfather overtook daily life in the group. Thurber House is pleased to offer the 32nd summer of outdoor literary picnics and readings with authors who have an Ohio connection. Please join us on the Thurber House lawn for an evening of good friends, good food, and great books. Bring your own lawn chairs and/or blankets. Order a delicious picnic dinner from us, or feel free to bring your own. You are also welcome to bring your own beverages, adult or otherwise. Program starts at 6:45 p.m. Come early and picnic!