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A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L'Engle
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Jul 14, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: self-help
Read in July, 2007

This book is about teaching children, writing, family and community, the modern world, love, religion and some other things. I don't agree with L'Engle on lots of things, but I agree with her on lots of other things, and I came away from the book feeling refreshed, revived.

Other favourite books on living I'd tag as self-help:
The Importance of Living by Lin Yutang
A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf (a book about writing is basically a book about living)
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran -- this one's a bit embarrassing, but I did like it, and it would be unworthy to exclude a book from a list for fear of appearing naive or obvious or uncultured. That would be behaving like that silly LJ community that made you list your top 20 books and then judged whether you were elite enough to join them, and never did anything else.
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