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Interview with Friends Journal’s 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’s 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]​friendsjournal.​org.

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


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Karie Firoozmand

Book Review Editor 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’s 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 […]


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Friends Journal Reviewer Survey

Our volunteer reviewers share some of their all-time favorite books for Quakers.

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Books November 2013

Books reviewed: Gathered: Contemporary Quaker Poets (ed. by Nick McRae); Powerful Beyond Measure: The Legacy of Quaker Leadership in the 21st Century (George Lakey); Sparkling Still: A Quaker Curriculum for First Day School or Home Use for Children 3–8 (Sparkling Still Working Group of FGC); The Last Runaway (Tracy Chevalier); The Quaker Way: A Rediscovery […]

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Where Do Dreams and Dreaming Go? White and Black

Where Do Dreams and Dreaming Go? A Palestinian Quaker in America By May Mansoor Munn, edited by Ann Walton Sieber. Anemone Press, 2017. 165 pages. $15/Paperback White and Black: Political Cartoons from Palestine. By Mohammad Saba’aneh. Just World Books, 2017. 193 pages. $19.95/Paperback. May Mansoor Munn and Mohammad Saba’aneh could hardly be more different in […]

Karie Firoozmand is a member of Stony Run Meeting in Baltimore. She edits the book review column for Friends Journal.


Posted in: March 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and the Holy Land
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A Season for Reading and Gratitude

A good book review tells the reader what the subject is, and whether one might want to read it. A better review invites the reader in as a participant in exploring the importance of a work and its success in achieving what it sets out to do. The very best kind of review will raise […]


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Coming to Light: Cultivating Spiritual Discernment through the Quaker Clearness Committee

By Valerie Brown. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 446), 2017. 27 pages. $7/pamphlet. In this short pamphlet, Valerie Brown introduces readers to the Quaker clearness committee, shares personal stories of how they have worked in her own life, and deepens the discussion into the spiritual development and formation that can result. That’s a lot to do […]

Karie Firoozmand is a member of Stony Run Meeting in Baltimore, Md., and the editor of the Friends Journal book review column.


Posted in: November 2017 Books, Quaker Libraries
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Books June/July 2013

Discernment: Living Under Divine Guidance North Carolina Yearly Meeting (Conservative), Journal (number 6), 2012. 62 pages. Free download at www​.ncymc​.org/​j​o​u​r​nal. Reviewed by Paul Buckley The role of discernment is one of the things that distinguish Friends from non-Friends and, as a result, there are a number of good resources on the topic. My first thought when […]

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June/July Books 2012

A Lively Faith: Reflections on Iowa Yearly Meeting of Friends (Conservative) By Callie Marsh. FGC QuakerPress, 2011. 102 pages. $14.95/paperback. Reviewed by Marty Grundy  Conservative Friends in North America are the “other” branch that treasures expectant, waiting worship. They, too, gather in unprogrammed silence. A number of Friends, hungry for a deeper understanding of Quakerism, have […]


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The Angel of Har Megiddo

By Mike King. Stochastic Press, 2014. 447 pages. $15.85/paperback; $5/eBook. British Quaker Mike King, who also wrote the non-fiction Quakernomics, tries his hand at fiction in this work. The Angel of Har Megiddo alternates between a plot line that unfolds in the United States among the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court and one that […]

Karie Firoozmand is the books editor of Friends Journal.


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