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Quakers featured in novels

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kirby Urner 1st month 27, 2018. 40 Replies

Curious about fiction that features Quakers, either as main characters or minor characters.Does anyone recommend - or not recommend - any in particular?I'm in the middle of one now that somebody…Continue

 

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Kirby Urner replied to Chris Marcus's discussion 'Quakers featured in novels'
"The Iron Bridge by David E. Morse Glad to see this one mention, in the previous post.  Science fiction. Mentioned often in the non-fiction work Quakernomics. This Youtube about the bridge mentions Quakers (that Darby was one)…"
1st month 27, 2018
Sonja Darai replied to Chris Marcus's discussion 'Quakers featured in novels'
"I think this is the comprehensive list of mentioned books in this thread.  We have been sharing fiction books with major/minor Quaker characters.  (This includes the list from Fran's 2012 goodreads list that is shared as a post in…"
1st month 20, 2018
Sonja Darai replied to Chris Marcus's discussion 'Quakers featured in novels'
"I read a few years ago Quaker Summer by Lisa Samson.  It's in some series called Women of Faith Fiction.  This particular novel spoke to me solely for the title.  It focuses on a woman who is in personal crisis and after an…"
1st month 20, 2018
Claire M Wynn replied to Chris Marcus's discussion 'Quakers featured in novels'
"There is a historical novel called Flowers From The Storm by Laura Kinsale in which the heroine is a Quaker. I really like her books."
1st month 19, 2018
Chaplain Stogumber replied to Chris Marcus's discussion 'Quakers featured in novels'
""Moby Dick": I suppose that Quakers did own the whaling business, but  were too refined to work on the ships, so Ahab, Bildad etc. are no Quakers. James Michener: "Texas" gives a good and rather critical account of a young…"
1st month 13, 2018
Mark Frankel replied to Chris Marcus's discussion 'Quakers featured in novels'
"I fear this chain is now dead but I'd mention the English brothers Harvey as two Quaker authors of fiction.  Thomas Edmund Harvey (1875-1955) wrote Poor Raoul and other fables (1905) but is better known as a politician while his brother…"
12th month 12, 2017

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