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
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
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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Aug 20, 2013

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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