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 Sonderbooks 75

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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.
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Sembach Library customers, click here for a list of new books at the library that I've already reviewed.

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Happy reading!

April 5, 2004


****The Working Poor:  Invisible in America, by David K. Shipler
****The Universe:  365 Days, by Robert J. Nemiroff and Jerry T. Bonnell
***My Paris Sketchbook, by Alain Bouldouyre, text by Christophe Auduraud
***Dear Genius:  The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom, collected and edited by Leonard S. Marcus
***Beyond the Words, by Bonni Goldberg
***The 100 Simple Secrets of Great Relationships, by David Niven, PhD


*****Dangerous Notes, by Gillian Bradshaw
****The Full Cupboard of Life, by Alexander McCall Smith
***German Enchantment, by Irene B. Brand, Dianne Christner, Pamela Griffin, and Gail Gaymer

Young Adult Fiction

*Princess in Pink, by Meg Cabot

Children's Nonfiction

****911:  The Book of Help, edited by Michael Cart

Children's Fiction

***Bartlett and the City of Flames, by Odo Hirsch
***The Quigleys at Large, by Simon Mason

Old Favorite

(Children's Fiction): *****The Horse and His Boy, by C. S. Lewis

Picture Book Pick

****Martin MacGregor's Snowman, by Lisa Broadie Cook, illustrations by Adam McCauley

Quotation of the Week

“‘It must be sad for them,’ observed Mma Ramotswe reflectively.
‘If it is your job to read books and you can never get to the end of them.
You think that you have read all the books
and suddenly you see that there are some new ones that have arrived.
Then what do you do?
You have to start over again.’”

—from The Full Cupboard of Life, by Alexander McCall Smith

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