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The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature (Canto)
C.S. Lewis
Boys and Girls Learn Differently!: A Guide for Teachers and Parents
Michael Gurian, Terry Trueman, Patricia Henley
Ambition and Survival: Becoming a Poet
Christian Wiman
Deep River: The Life and Music of Robert Shaw
Keith C. Burris
Daring, Trusting Spirit
John De Gruchy
The Vatican Diaries: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities, and Politics at the Heart of the Catholic Church
John Thavis
The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia
Orlando Figes

The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels--A Love Story

The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels - Ree Drummond While I really enjoy ThePioneerWoman.com, especially her recipes, this book is super fluffy light. It is kind of like reading an abridged version of those Readers Digest books or one of those serial books that used to be in "Good Housekeeping" that you read while waiting in the doctor's office. The most interesting parts of the book she refuses to develop. While her parents marriage is crumbling and eventually ends in divorce mere weeks after her own marriage, why does Ree think that her marriage will not end up in the same place? She muses briefly on that, and even vows that "she'll never stop loving Marlboro Man the way that her mother stopped loving her father", but we never find out why or what basis they have in their marriage that will carry them through 30 years of marriage? If you want to read the book, you can pick up most of the plot on her website. Kudos to her that she unashamedly loves her husband and her kids.