Summer Reading—In the Sanctuary of Outcasts

"I had no idea of the absurdity, complexity, tragedy, and magic that was Carville." —Neil White

Summer Reading

Summer Reading—In the Sanctuary of Outcasts

"For them, freedom was more terrifying than imprisonment. The stigma of being labeled a 'leper' had cut deeply as any physical scar. —Neil White

Summer Reading

Summer Reading—In the Sanctuary of Outcasts

"Surely healthy people—even inmates—would not be imprisoned with lepers." —Neil White

Summer Reading

Summer Reading—In the Sanctuary of Outcasts

"I guessed the woman was going on 80. That would mean she’d been here for about sixty-eight years. I was going on my sixth hour." —Neil White

Summer Reading

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Blizzard knows that these questions will help you prepare for your reading discussion. So, check them out. You can print them, use them as a bookmark, or fold them into an origami husky—whatever you like, just be sure to think about the answers.

Points to Ponder . . .

  • What themes did you see in the book? What are the social implications of those themes?
  • Given the opportunity to ask one question of the author, what would it be and why?
  • What most impressed you about Neil's story? Did any aspect of the story upset you? Did his story inspire you? Why? Why not?
  • What surprised you about Neil's experience? What could you relate to?
  • What did you learn while reading In the Sanctuary of Outcasts?