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  •  I had almost forgotten... (8+ / 0-)

    ..about The Little World of Don Camillo! I loved the little drawings in the copy I have - of the little angel and the devil; but what was the wonderful thing about those stories is that no matter how far apart Don Camillo and the "Communist" Mayor were in ideology, they were friends first;  I also loved the way God spoke to Don Camillo, in no uncertain terms, but in the language of men.
     Another series of books I loved as a younger person were Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time trilogy. The first book was, in my opinion, the best because of the strength of the bonds of family and friendship that literally saved Earth.
     Now, I think I'll go join Don Camillo and the Mayor in the local trattoria for some political discussion and a bottle of wine!

    In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. - George Orwell

    by drchelo on Wed May 23, 2007 at 04:31:27 PM PDT

    •  I need to reread Don Camillo, too (2+ / 0-)
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      RunawayRose, drchelo

      I think I have read the first book five or six times and the others a couple of times.  My paperback is in shreds.  :)

      I agree about Wrinkle in Time and esp. her autobiographical books about her own life.  I felt she was a friend.

      "Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you. They are unique manifestations of the human spirit." Wade Davis

      by cfk on Wed May 23, 2007 at 07:11:04 PM PDT

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