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In the Sanctuary of Outcasts: A Memoir (P.S.)
by Neil White

Published: 2010-06-01
Paperback : 352 pages
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"A remarkable story of a young man's loss of everything he deemed important, and his ultimate discovery that redemption can be taught by society's most dreaded outcasts." —John Grisham

"Hilarious, astonishing, and deeply moving." —John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good ...

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"A remarkable story of a young man's loss of everything he deemed important, and his ultimate discovery that redemption can be taught by society's most dreaded outcasts." —John Grisham

"Hilarious, astonishing, and deeply moving." —John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

The emotional, incredible true story of Neil White, a man who discovers the secret to happiness, leading a fulfilling life, and the importance of fatherhood in the most unlikely of places—the last leper colony in the continental United States. In the words of Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler (A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain), White is “a splendid writer,” and In the Sanctuary of Outcasts “a book that will endure.”

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by msahm (see profile) 09/26/12

The Author's Remorse or lack thereof
Leprosy in modern times
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by Pauline77 (see profile) 07/18/17

 
  "In the Sanctuary of Outcasts"by Mbeek (see profile) 08/02/16

This is one of the few books that all of our members liked. We all learned something we didn't know by reading this book.

 
by mschiffman (see profile) 02/16/16

 
by shaggydog (see profile) 02/16/16

 
  "What do you know about Leprosy"by youngsuz (see profile) 12/19/15

Interesting tale .A man goes to prison for a bank fraud and discovers the prison is shared with Leprosy patients. Who knew these places still existed till the 1990's Very eye opening. Had a great discussion... (read more)

 
by Leaustin1 (see profile) 04/29/14

 
  "The Sanctuary of Outcasts"by DrTorg1 (see profile) 05/04/13

Interesting, but not profound or deeply insightful view of a flawed individual. One memorable character in the book but she's not very fully developed or explored.

 
  "In the Sanctuary of Outcasts"by msahm (see profile) 09/26/12

Our club really enjoyed this book and had a good discussion about it. We were able to see the author speak at a local college and I saw that the author is a genuine person and very believable! I would... (read more)

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