Special thanks to Neil White for joining us for discussion on this page, as the Class of 2015 arrived on campus for Orientation 2011, including a campuswide discussion of his book yesterday. Now we look forward to White’s campus visit Sept. 13 (click below for details). Thanks to all for your participation in this round of Book Club!
Davidson parent Neil White’s In the Sanctuary of Outcasts is our current selection, as well as being the common reading for nearly 500 first-year Davidson students in August. White, whose daughter Maggie is a rising Davidson senior, will join us here online Aug. 17-21. Join us now and feel free to begin posting your comments and thoughts.
• 2011 Orientation Discussion Guide (PDF).
White’s book is about “how he ended up in a federal prison in rural Louisiana, serving eighteen months for bank fraud. But it was no ordinary prison. The beautiful, isolated colony in Carville, Louisiana, was also home to the last people in the continental United States disfigured by leprosy.” It’s a powerful book and a good read. Get a copy from your favorite bookseller, mark this page or subscribe to one of the RSS feeds at right, check back for updated content, and get ready to join our discussion in July!
Note: Check out our new tabbed page at the top of this page, “Davidson Authors,” where alumni and others in the Davidson family can post book publishing news of their own!
—John Syme ’85, senior writer