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Little Men (Little, Brown, and Co., 1901) is the sequel to Louisa May Alcott’s beloved Little Women. In Little Men, the March girls are grown. Jo and her husband, Mr. Bhaer, run a boarding school for young boys. The book recounts the adventures, escapades, and lessons learned by the thirteen ...

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Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is set in the eighteenth-century English countryside. The story revolves around the five Bennett sisters and, especially, around Jane and Elizabeth, the two eldest. When Mr. Bingley, a gentleman fromLondon, rents a house in the neighborhood, Mrs. Bennett is exceedingly pleased as hopeful visions of ...

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Motherhood is a series of letting goes. Mother and child—our lives together begin with a fragile strand linking one human heart to another, buried deep. But there is a knowing. God places babies between our arms and beneath our hearts, and we cradle them safely there. We feel every movement, ...

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History—the word alone can cause dramatic reactions. For some it can cause eyes spontaneously to roll back and obscene snores to emanate from their mouths. Others can recite the entire lineage of Chinese imperial dogs and have the History Channel’s logo burned into the lower corner of their TV screen. ...

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Get your chores done! Haven’t you finished that job yet? I thought I told you to clean your room! If I have to tell you one more time . . . ! Our nagging words don’t work, do they? They return void, unlike God’s words that accomplish His intended purpose ...

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