Book Club Moderator (Jana Llewellyn) in Friends Journal

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Interview with Friends Journal’s Assistant Book Review Editor

We talk with the editor of our children’s book reviews.

Eileen Redden is a retired school counselor and teacher, and a member of Camden (Del.) Meeting. More recently she‚Äôs been attending a worship group at Cadbury Senior Living in Lewes, Del. She has served as the volunteer assistant book review editor of Friends Journal since 2008. To contact Eileen about becoming a reviewer, email [email protected].

This interview is an extended version of the one that appeared in the print magazine.

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Reader Poll: Paper Books or eBooks?

We asked our Friends Journal readers on Facebook to weigh in on one of the biggest questions of our digital […]

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Interview with Friends Journal‚Äôs Book Review Editor 

An interview with our Books editor Karie Firoozmand.

Karie Firoozmand is the book review editor and a member of Baltimore Monthly Meeting, Stony Run. She has two sons and lives with her husband near Baltimore. Karie‚Äôs interests include dance, exercise, history, literature, and travel. She speaks Farsi and has traveled to Iran. Karie joined Friends Journal¬†as the book review editor in June 2011. To contact Karie about becoming a reviewer, email [email protected].

This interview is an extended version of the one that appeared in the print magazine.

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Introducing the Friends Journal Online Book Club

You‚Äôre invited to join the Friends Journal Online Book Club! The Friends Journal editorial team loves to read, and we know [‚Ķ]

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A Ray of Hope through Reading

‚ÄúDear Sir,‚ÄĚ reads the letter I open, written in pencil on lined notebook paper; then, redundantly, ‚ÄúTo Who it concern [‚Ķ]

Alison M. Lewis is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting and a former clerk of its Peace and Social Concerns Committee. For more information about Books Through Bars, contact: Books Through Bars, 4722 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143; (215) 727-0882 (Box #2—messages only); http://www.booksthrough bars.org.

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Are Meeting Libraries Encumbrances?

Information is coming to us in different ways than it did in the first 350 years of Quaker history.

Carol Kitchen is retired from a career in social work in varied settings. She has professional degrees in library science and social work and a doctorate in religion and society.

Posted in: Online Features, Quaker Libraries
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The Man Who Quit Money: Interview with Book Club Author

Over a decade ago, a man named Daniel Suelo decided to live without money. He had wrestled under its tyranny […]

Mark Sundeen has been named¬†‚Äúone of America‚Äôs most innovative writers of literary nonfiction‚ÄĚ and was born in Harbor City, California, in 1970. His nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Outside, National Geographic Adventure, and the Believer.¬†His other books are Car Camping (HarperCollins, 2000) and The Making of Toro (Simon & Schuster, 2003), and he co-authored North By Northwestern (St. Martin‚Äôs, 2010), which was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. He has taught fiction and nonfiction at the MFA creative writing programs at the University of New Mexico and Southern New Hampshire University. He lives in Montana and Utah.

Jana Llewellyn is associate editor at Friends Journal. 

Posted in: Book Club, October 2012: Wall Street, Main Street, and Meetinghouse Road, Quaker Book Reviews
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To Imagine Change through Many Voices

The pages of a book can unpack the truths and realities of those we do not know.

Detmer Kremer is a writer and reader based out of the Netherlands and London, where he is currently attending graduate school. He is a former participant of Quaker Voluntary Service in Atlanta, and considers Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting one of his homes.

Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, Features
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Understanding The Man Who Quit Money

Right around the time I started reading The Man Who Quit Money, I was obsessed with buying shoes. I had […]

Jana Llewellyn is associate editor at Friends Journal.

Posted in: Book Club, Quaker Book Reviews, September 2012
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Quaker Students’ Reading List for President Trump

24 book recommendations from the Student Voices Project.

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