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 Sonderbooks #68

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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, talk about books you've read, and order your own copies.
Subscribe, and I'll send you a free e-mail notification when future issues are posted, approximately every two weeks.

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.
Check this page for a great list of gift ideas for all ages and interests.

Click on the title of the book to read the complete review.
Happy reading!

December 6, 2003



***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

Children's Nonfiction

***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

Old Favorite

(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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