In the Sanctuary of Outcasts

In the Sanctuary of Outcasts

A Memoir

Book - 2009
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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
Call Number: B W58437a
Characteristics: xii, 316 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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bookfanatic1979 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

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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