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Good Omens: The Nice & Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
Simplify Your Work Life: Ways to Change the Way You Work So You Have More Time to Live
Elaine St. James
Cache Lake Country: Life in the North Woods
John J. Rowlands, Henry B. Kane
Green Is the New Black: How to Change the World with Style
Tamsin Blanchard
The Essential Earthman: Henry Mitchell on Gardening
Henry Mitchell
The Architecture of Happiness
Alain de Botton
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First American Frontier
Wilma A. Dunaway
Financially Secure: An Easy-To-Follow Money Program for Women
Deborah McNaughton
The Flinch
Julien Smith

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls - Mary Pipher Thought-provoking, careful, cogent observations designed to open our eyes and help us to see the difficulties our current reality is causing in young women. I don't think we can open this book and not be gripped by the truth Dr. Pipher is pointing out. She's like the child who observed the Emperor has nothing on - she may not be saying what we want to hear, but we cannot deny it needed to be said.

Re-reading this now because it's good to remember what I learned before now that my youngest is Ophelia-ing her way through her teens. And also that, our children come here pretty much perfect, "fresh from God," as Fr. Ernie used to say. It's up to us not to ruin them or allow the world to do so either.