I read a series of books way back in the 70s about a group of beings from another planet. The creatures had psychic powers but were trying to live in human society. I don't know the name of the series, but I think maybe it was called "The Others."

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    "The People" stories by Zenna Henderson? Sep 9 '18 at 4:01
  • I'll check that out. Thank you.
    – Peg
    Sep 9 '18 at 4:50
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    – Valorum
    Sep 9 '18 at 9:59
  • The 'People' stories have recently been re-published in one volume 'Ingathering'.
    – sueelleker
    Sep 10 '18 at 5:29
  • Have checked out your suggestions and it is indeed "The People" series by Zenna Henderson. Even found a you tube copy of a made for TV movie that had (pre StarTrek) William Shatner as a doctor/vet. Not how i I am ordering the "Ingathering" for re-reading the series
    – Peg
    Sep 11 '18 at 7:12

As confirmed by the OP in a comment, this refers to "The People" stories by Zenna Henderson.

... her series concerning the history of "The People", humanoid beings from a faraway planet who are forced to emigrate to Earth when their home world is destroyed by a natural disaster. Scattered mostly throughout the American Southwest during their landing before 1900, they are set apart by their desire to preserve their home culture, including their religious and spiritual beliefs. Their unusual abilities include telepathy, telekinesis, prophecy, and healing, which they call the "Signs and Persuasions". The People suppress their unusual abilities as they attempt to integrate into human life.


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