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In the Sanctuary of Outcasts

A Memoir

White, Neil

(Book Club Kit - 2009)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
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White tells his emotional, incredible true story of crime and redemption, vanity and spirituality, as he discovers happiness and fulfillment in an unlikely place--imprisonment in The Long Center, the last leper colony in the U.S.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061351600
0061351601
9780061351631
Branch Call Number: B WHITE W
Characteristics: 10 books (316 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.) and 1 reading guide in a plastic tote

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Excellent read. The stories of the inmates were interesting enough, but the patients’ stories were fascinating. While I don’t condone what White did, I can understand his motivations. At the risk of sounding a bit sanctimonious, I was deeply relieved to see his personal growth during this book. If he’d stayed the same power-hungry adulation craving individual he seemed to be at the beginning (sorry, Mr. White), I wouldn’t have enjoyed this book nearly as much as I did.

Nov 15, 2009
  • MelinaDayne rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Exceptionally interesting book, written with compassion and intelligence. As a senteced criminal, the author is sent to a compund for people with Hansen's Disease. The expereince transforms him as she struggles with hi sown internal turmoil. He views life to be different, then when he entered the compound.

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