Out of the Shadow of Leprosy: The Carville Letters and Stories of the Landry Family

Out of the Shadow of Leprosy: The Carville Letters and Stories of the Landry Family

Out of the Shadow of Leprosy The Carville Letters and Stories of the Landry Family Book by Manes Claire

  • Title: Out of the Shadow of Leprosy: The Carville Letters and Stories of the Landry Family
  • Author: Claire Manes Marcia G. Gaudet
  • ISBN: 9781617037764
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book by Manes, Claire

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    I really struggled to enjoy this book, and I struggled between giving it two stars and three stars. Ultimately, I settled on three stars because it does provide a glimpse into the sad lives of a family split apart by Hansen's Disease, aka leprosy. There is value to this and I did empathize with the family members who were incarcerated. However, I had a lot of problems with this book. First, the fact that the book is largely a collection of letters from the members of one family means that the re [...]

    Because I live in Louisiana and my daughter lives in New Iberia/St. Martinville area of the state, I found this to be an interesting book? Having said that, I also found it to be limited. The major source for the book is the author's 3 relatives' letters to their family. All three were residents of the Carville Leprosy colony and all three had leprosy. While much of the book gave insight into the way these people lived at Carville, and the way they dealt with the isolation from and prejudices of [...]

    "Her epistolary memoir is a distinctive addition to life-writings about Carville, from Betty White’s 1950 'Miracle at Carville' to the more recent Neil White’s and Jose Ramirez Jr’s respective 'In the Sanctuary of Outcasts' and 'Squint: My Journey with Leprosy.'"Read more here

    An important and rare bit of non-fiction that seamlessly combines broad, research-based history with personal and sometimes, very private insights. The result is a work of significance that provides readers with both information and the personal stories to contextualize it. This macro/micro flip-flop works to tell a story that otherwise may have seemed inaccessible.

    Story of the Landry family of which 5 siblings contracted Leprosy and were incarcerated at Carville starting just after the end of WWI. The author's story centers on her grandfather's letters home, and her commentary upon them. In the last chapters we hear about his 4 siblings.

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