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Sonderbooks 106

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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.
Subscribe, and I'll notify you when I've posted the next issue, approximately every three weeks.
Click on the title of the book to read the complete review.

I've had another difficult month, still not quite back to normal after surgery.  On the good side, I got lots of books read.  On the bad side, I got way behind on writing the reviews.  I finally decided to post the reviews I've already written and save the rest for my next issue, hoping to post it in a couple of weeks.

Happy Reading!

April 24, 2006


*****NOT "Just Friends," by Shirley P. Glass, PhD
****You'll Never Nanny in This Town Again, by Suzanne Hansen
***The Unmistakable Touch of Grace, by Cheryl Richardson
***You're Wearing THAT? by Deborah Tannen
***Money, a Memoir, by Liz Perle


***The Plot To Save Socrates, by Paul Levinson
***Irish Crystal, by Andrew M. Greeley

Young Adult Fiction

*****Ptolemy's Gate, by Jonathan Stroud
***So Yesterday, by Scott Westerfeld
***Marly's Ghost, by David Levithan
***First Impressions, by Marilyn Sachs

Children's Nonfiction

***Math Potatoes, by Greg Tang, illustrated by Harry Briggs

Children's Fiction

***It Happened at School, by Susie Morgenstern, illustrated by Serge Bloch

Old Favorite

(Nonfiction): ****The Irrational Season, by Madeleine L'Engle

Picture Book Pick

****The Wolf's Story, by Toby Forward, illustrated by Izhar Cohen

Quotation of the Month

“The strange turning of what seemed to be a horrendous No to a glorious Yes is always the message of Easter.”

—Madeleine L'Engle, in The Irrational Season

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