The Gift of the Magi
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Why read it?
2 authors picked The Gift of the Magi as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?
This story shines a spotlight on selfless love. I cried buckets when I read this as a child. I also wondered if I’d ever be willing to cut my hair, as Della did, to raise the money to buy Jim that watch chain. I’m still not sure I would. The story beautifully articulates the parameters of selfless love. I’ve always been fascinated by this theme.
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