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Kerri D. Schuster in Friends Journal

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Quakerism in a Classic American Novel

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Hester Prynne unexpectedly shares many Quaker values.

Kerri Schuster is the head of English at the Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Bryn Mawr, Pa. In her free time, she volunteers as secretary to the board of Philadelphia Stories magazine. She attends Radnor (Pa.) Meeting.


Posted in: November 2012: Quaker Books, Writing, and Poetry
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Books May 2013: A Young Friends Bookshelf

Reviewed books: Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship, by Edward Hemingway; Good People Everywhere, by Lynea Gillen, illustrated by Kristina […]

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Two Views on Abortion

🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For […]


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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 “one of America’s most innovative writers of literary nonfiction” 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’s, 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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Christmas Carols

Christmas has two moods inextricably interwoven, those of holiday and holy day. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not […]

Freda Morrill Abrams, a member of Yellow Springs Meeting, Ohio, is working on a collection of carols from all over the world. She has published song translations in the "Fireside Book of Love Songs" (Simon and Schuster) and edited the first two editions of the songbook of the international work camps, "Work and Sing" (Cooperative Recreation Service, Delaware, Ohio).
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A Reluctant Minister

Reflections on performance art among Friends.

A Bible scholar, filmmaker, playwright, activist, and actor, Peterson Toscano playfully explores the serious worlds of LGBTQ issues, religion, and climate change. After spending 17 years attempting to “de-gay” himself through gay conversion therapy, he came out a quirky, queer Quaker who recognizes the power of storytelling, petersontoscano.com.


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Features
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Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship

By Gregory Boyle. Simon & Schuster, 2017. 224 pages. $26/hardcover; $16/paperback (available in September); $13.99/eBook. Five years ago I began […]

Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting and serves on the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Growing Diverse Leadership and Peace and Social Concerns committees.


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, June/July 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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David Reuben Miller

Miller—David Reuben Miller, 79, on November 5, 2017, at home in Philadelphia, Pa., surrounded by loved ones, from complications of […]

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War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914–1918

By Michael Kazin. Simon & Schuster, 2017. 378 pages. $28/hardcover; $17/paperback (January 2018); $14.99/eBook. This year marks the one‐hundredth anniversary […]

Dave Austin is a member of Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting. He lives in Marlton, N.J., where he teaches middle school world history.


Posted in: November 2017 Books, Quaker Libraries
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Pond

By Jim LaMarche. Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, 2016. 40 pages. $17.99/hardcover; $10.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 4–8. Pond is a […]

Sandy and Tom Farley are members of Palo Alto (Calif.) Meeting and coauthors of Earthcare for Children, a curriculum they are currently revising.


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