Nine of us met in October to discuss In the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White. This is the memoir of a white collar criminal and the time he serves in Carville, Louisiana. The institution at Carville was unique in that it housed both a prison and a leprosarium.

Most attendees found it interesting, but some wondered if he really grew from the experience. It was a fascinating glimpse into both worlds, the world of prison and the last remaining leper colony in the U.S.

If you have a title to recommend for 2016, let me know. You can leave a note at the desk, call me at 314-963-8636 or email me at

I plan to have a list of titles to vote on at the November meeting.