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Death Comes for the Archbishop
Willa Cather
Progress: 200/297 pages
Possession
A.S. Byatt
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Plenty: One Man, One Woman, and a Raucous Year of Eating Locally
Alisa Smith, J.B. MacKinnon
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The Complete Fairy Tales - Oscar Wilde I get that fairy tales aren't always supposed to be all happiness all the time, but these fairy tales were the saddest you can imagine. I love Wilde and thought that he would bring his wit to life in this format.

He follows a different path, calling out the human condition of his time but hits it hard with a Christian overtone. I understand and can appreciate humility and self-sacrifice, but some of the tales were so painful to read. The Happy Prince was one. I get that he was making the point that individual suffering will never create change, but it does become repetitive over the course of many stories. Maybe if I re-read them later, I will feel differently.