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I've posted a preliminary edition of 2003 Stand-outs, a list of the best books I've read and reviewed in 2003.
I'll update this list as the year finishes, with a final version in mid-January.
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December 6, 2003
***Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas, by Ace Collins
**The Plot Thickens: 8 Ways to Bring Fiction to Life, by Noah Lukeman
***Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen, by Fay Weldon
**Secret Santa, by Robert Tate Miller and Beth Polson
Young Adult Fiction*****East, by Edith Pattou
****The Princess and the Pauper, by Kate Brian
***A Well-Timed Enchantment, by Vivian Vande Velde
***Confucius: The Golden Rule, by Russell Freedman, illustrated by Frédéric Clément
***Leonardo: Beautiful Dreamer, by Robert Byrd
Children's Fiction***Utterly Me, Clarice Bean, by Lauren Child
(Nonfiction): ****Biblioholism: The Literary Addiction, by Tom Raabe
Picture Book Pick
*****Serious Farm, by Tim Egan
Quotation of the Week
“You can practise the art of empathy very well in Pride and Prejudice,
and in all the novels of Jane Austen,
and it is this daily practice that we all need,
or we will never be good at living,
as without practice we will never be good at playing the piano.”
—Fay Weldon, in Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen
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