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Friends Journal Books, November 2018

This month’s reviews include A Gathering of Spirits by Douglas Gwyn, Primitive Christianity Revived and Primitive Quakerism Revived by William Penn and Paul Buckley, The Cambridge Companion to Quakerism edited by Stephen W. Angell and Pink Dandelion, Quaker Roots and Branches and The One Thing Needful by Diana and John Lampen, Unlearning God by Philip Gulley, On the Brink of Everything by Parker J. Palmer, How We Win by George Lakey, Faith and Play edited by Melinda Wenner Bradley, The Inner Guide versus the Inner Critic by Christina Wolff, Humanity in the Face of Inhumanity by Sue Williams, SELF‐ish by Chloe Schwenke, Treading Water at the Shark Café by Lyndon Back, The Fox Hunt by Mohammed Al Samawi, and Gut it to the Studs by Letitia VanSant.

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SELF‐ish: A Transgender Awakening

By Chloe Schwenke. Red Hen Press, 2018. 260 pages. $17.95/paperback; $9.99/eBook. At Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Women’s Retreat two years ago, […]

Anna Carolyn McCormally is a member of Herndon (Va.) Meeting, and works as assistant to the executive secretary of Friends Committee on National Legislation. She has a master's of fine arts in fiction from the University of Maryland, College Park.


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Treading Water at the Shark Café: A Memoir of the Yugoslav Wars

By Lyndon Back. Open Books Press, 2018. 248 pages. $17.95/paperback; $3.99/eBook. In the early 1990s, Lyndon Back was living in […]

Robert Dockhorn is a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.


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The Fox Hunt: A Refugee’s Memoir of Coming to America

By Mohammed Al Samawi. William Morrow, 2018. 336 pages. $27.99/hardcover; $14.99/eBook. Mohammed Al Samawi is the son of two Yemeni […]

Eileen Redden worships with a worship group in Lewes, Del. As the young Friends book review editor for Friends Journal, she usually reviews books for a younger audience and appreciates this opportunity to spread her wings a bit.


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Gut It to the Studs

By Letitia VanSant. Self‐released (letitiavansant​.com), 2018. 11 tracks. $15/CD or LP; $10/digital download. Letitia VanSant, Quaker indie folk and Americana […]

Patricia Morrison is currently the clerk of South Mountain Meeting in Ashland, Ore. She works with artists, writers, musicians, and creative professionals to help them make a living, make a life, and make a difference (innerfireouterlight.com). She is also a folk singer-songwriter, helping create a farm animal sanctuary and co-owner of Longevity Wellness.


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