Quaker testimony

by Irene Allen

Paperback, 1996

Status

Available

Call number

A ALL v3 c2

Publication

New York : St. Martin's Press, 1996.

User reviews

LibraryThing member wyvernfriend
Elizabeth Elliot is a widow and Clerk of the local Quaker meeting, handling congregational daily activities and acting as leader for the community. On one day she heads for the house of a couple who are about to be evicted because their house was siezed by the IRS due to non-payment of taxes, taxes they refused to pay because they believed that it was against their principles to pay for war. What she finds when she gets there is Hope Laughton in a pool of her own blood. In order to clear herself Elizabeth has to get involved in the investigation.

It's a very interesting read, exploring a lot of details about the lives and beliefs of Quakers and it made me think a lot about where my taxes go. Thankfully the Irish Army are largely engaged in peacekeeping around the world and no war.

It's a quiet book that has a gentle look at the way a community copes with disaster. I do want to look for more by this author!
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LibraryThing member Anbarrineau
I actually liked this book but there were aspects of the religiosity of the main character that came off a bit forced. I would be interested in reading other books in the series to see how that continues and if her voice improves

Original publication date

1996

ISBN

0312964242 / 9780312964245

Local notes

inscription: donated by Terri Jackson 2018

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Call number

A ALL v3 c2

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