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Robert Stephen Dicken is a member of First Friends Meeting in New Castle, Ind. Since retiring in 2002 from teaching high school English, he can be found reading, writing, drawing, guitar-playing, community volunteering, bragging about his three sons, and entertaining five grandchildren.
Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, Features
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.
Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, November 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
By Sophfronia Scott and Tain Gregory. Paraclete Press, 2017. 196 pages. $16.99/paperback; $11.99/eBook. How timely that this deeply personal memoir […]
Claire J. Salkowski is a member of Stony Run Meeting in Baltimore, Md. She has worked in both public and private schools and was founder, teacher, and head of Free State Montessori School. She is currently an Alternative Dispute Resolution specialist and an educational consultant.
Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2018, September 2018 Books
Ryan—Thomas Arthur Ryan Jr., 77, on October 17, 2017, in State College, Pa., of pneumonia, with his wife, Lauri, holding his […]
FJ Poetry: Perhaps my death will be like Dad’s… 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? […]
Life on a small vegetable farm.
Craig Jensen likes board games, comic books, and the bread that his wife bakes, but time with his son, Fox, is his favorite thing in the world. He grows beautiful dahlias and would like to spend all of his winter making toys. He is a member of Monadnock Meeting in Jaffrey, N.H.
Posted in: Features, Quaker Lifestyles
FJ Review: “Although the rhymes are easy, the poet Michelle Schaub has tossed in long and unusual words which will piqué […]
Retired school librarian Margaret Walden, a member of Cleveland (Ohio) Meeting, visits a farmers’ market that sets up weekly on the front porch of her hometown public library in Lakewood, Ohio.
Posted in: Conflict and Controversy, December 2017 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews
Foulke—Anne Foulke, 90, on June 1, 2016, peacefully, in her sleep at Maria Joseph Continuing Care Community in Danville, Pa. […]
By Iris Graville. Homebound Publications, 2017. 260 pages. $17.95/paperback; eBook coming December 2017. This wonderful memoir tells the story of […]
Beth Taylor is a member of Westerly (R.I.) Meeting and teaches creative nonfiction in Brown University’s Nonfiction Writing Program.
Posted in: November 2017 Books, Quaker Libraries
By Antoine Leiris, translated by Sam Taylor. Penguin Press, 2016. 144 pages. $23/hardcover; $15/paperback; $11.99/eBook. Antoine Leiris began writing You […]
Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting and the DC Peace Team. She also serves on Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Peace and Social Concerns Committee.
Posted in: August 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, The Art of Dying
To Imagine Change through Many Voices by Detmer Kremer
The Light Will Rip You Up by Caroline Morris
Genesis by John A. Minahan
Jesse Stuart’s The Thread That Runs So True by Robert Stephen Dicken