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Friends Journal is made for readers, and we look forward to introducing our readers to all manner of books relevant to the Quaker experience. Every issue is packed with insightful and honest reviews of books of interest to Friends.

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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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Money and Soul

By Pamela Haines. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 450), 2018. 34 pages. $7/pamphlet. Fretting about economics and money is not new […]

Diana Roose is a member of Oberlin (Ohio) Meeting and a Friend in Residence at Friends Committee on National Legislation in Washington, D.C.


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Giving Up Something Good for Something Better

By Sister Alegria del Señor and Sister Confianza del Señor (Beth Blodgett and Prairie Naoma Cutting). Amigas Press, 2017. 362 […]

is a librarian who lives in the Driftless region of southwest Wisconsin, where she and her family have a diversified farm of animals, gardens, and mushrooms.


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Radical Friend: Amy Kirby Post and Her Activist Worlds

By Nancy A. Hewitt. The University of North Carolina Press, 2018. 440 pages. $39.95/hardcover; $29.99/eBook. Throughout American history, the Quaker […]

Cameron McWhirter is a journalist and the author of Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America. He is a member of Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting and has served on the Board of Trustees of Friends Publishing Corporation, publisher of Friends Journal.


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The Leveller Revolution: Radical Political Organisation in England, 1640–1650

By John Rees. Verso, 2016. 512 pages. $34.95/hardcover; $19.95/paperback; $9.99/eBook. Some Friends hold that the first generation of Quakers belong […]

Brian Drayton worships with the new Souhegan Meeting in Wilton, N.H., allowed by Weare (N.H.) Meeting.


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Injustice: The Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five

By Miko Peled. Just World Books, 2018. 224 pages. $22.95/paperback; $20.99/eBook. In Injustice: The Story of the Holy Land Foundation […]

Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting, a Steering Committee member of the Quaker Palestine Israel Network, and serves on Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Peace and Social Concerns Committee.


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The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row

By Anthony Ray Hinton with Lara Love Hardin. St. Martin’s Press, 2018. 272 pages. $26.99/hardcover; $16.99/paperback (available June 2019); $13.99/eBook. […]

Judith Favor, a member of Claremont (Calif.) Meeting, befriended Rosie Alfaro in 1999. Their enduring friendship powered Judith’s work with AVP and sparked her efforts to end the death penalty.


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