The Leper

The Leper

Book - 2008
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A veteran of World War I, John Severson becomes a school teacher in a tough, working-class St. Paul neighborhood where a high school diploma is a rarity. Severson has dreams, aspirations. But something had happened to him during the war, something awful. And it follows him home and changes every part of his life. John Severson becomes a leper. Instantly he is torn from his dreams, disconnected from his beautiful plan, ripped from the woman he loves. But Severson is determined to reclaim what he lost, to overcome the horror that is leprosy, to dream again.
Publisher: St. Cloud, Minn. : North Star Press of St. Cloud, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780878392667
Branch Call Number: FICTION THAYER
Characteristics: 389 p. : map ; 24 cm


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Jun 08, 2013

The idea of leprosy in the US had never occurred to me. I wouldn't consider this a light read, but it was informative and moved at a good pace. I'm glad to have read it.

mikey24 Dec 21, 2011

This book was very unique (very different from 'Wolf Pass' and others he has written) but I enjoyed it. You actually learn quite a bit about the disease 'leprosy' after reading it but not at the expense of a great action tale.


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