Don Quixote de la Mancha, by Miguel de Cervantes

I have reread "Don Quixote." What a book! It's considered the first modern novel ever printed. The stories of chivalry, love, compassion, resilience and determination are remarkable. It is a book full of inspiring stories that remind us that goodness and hope is inherent in mankind.

Steve Schulz, Minneapolis

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