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Sonderbooks 102

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Welcome to Sonderbooks, an e-zine of book reviews by Sondra Eklund.
In this site, you can find good books for yourself or for friends.
You can hear about books to read, discuss books you've read, and order your own copies.
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Happy reading!

October 31, 2005


*****Once Upon a Midlife, by Allan B. Chinen
****Animals in Translation, by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson
****The City of Falling Angels, by John Berendt
****The Dance of Intimacy, by Harriet Lerner, Ph.D.
***It's Not Easy Being Green, by Jim Henson, edited by Cheryl Henson
***Writers on Writing, introduction by John Darnton


***Friends, Lovers, Chocolate, by Alexander McCall Smith

Young Adult Fiction

****The Shamer's Signet, by Lene Kaaberbol

Children's Nonfiction

***Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp, retold by Philip Pullman

Children's Fiction

***Three Good Deeds, by Vivian Vande Velde
***Nice Shot, Cupid! by Kate McMullan

Old Favorite

(Fiction): ****Perelandra, by C. S. Lewis

Picture Book Pick

*****The Adventures of Cow, by Cow, as told to Lori Korchek

Quotation of the Week

“Please watch out for each other and love and forgive everybody.
It’s a good life, enjoy it.”

—Jim Henson to his children, quoted in It's Not Easy Being Green

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