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The Miracle Shrub!

The whole picture:

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A Christmas tree at a branch of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library. Another close-up:

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The Fifth Gospel A Confederacy of Dunces is the spring choice for the library-sponsored One Book, One Community program. Naturally I congratulate them on their good taste, to say nothing of their proper theology and geometry, and I anticipate with Cosimanian glee the complaints when nice old ladies get to the parts about dear departed Rex.

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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