Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Hester Prynne unexpectedly shares many Quaker values.
Kerri D. Schuster in Friends Journal
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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
Reviewed books: Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship, by Edward Hemingway; Good People Everywhere, by Lynea Gillen, illustrated by Kristina […]
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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
Christmas has two moods inextricably interwoven, those of holiday and holy day. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not […]
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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
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
Miller—David Reuben Miller, 79, on November 5, 2017, at home in Philadelphia, Pa., surrounded by loved ones, from complications of […]
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
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.
Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, Quaker Summers, Young Friends Bookshelf
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