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 Sonderbooks 81

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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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Happy reading!

July 7, 2004


****Love in the Driest Season, by Neely Tucker


*****The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho
****Killer Smile, by Lisa Scottoline
***Pride and Prescience, by Carrie A. Bebris

Young Adult Fiction

****Wizard's Holiday, by Diane Duane

Children's Nonfiction

****Thura's Diary, by Thura Al-Windawi

Children's Fiction

***User Unfriendly, by Vivian Vande Velde
***The Ironwood Tree:  The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 4, by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

Old Favorite

(Nonfiction):  *****Gift from the Sea, by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Picture Book Pick

****I, Crocodile, by Fred Marcellino

Quotation of the Week

“Books and writers live on,
an endless stream of stories and storytellers
waiting for me to jump into the current of their words,
to swim through their images,
and to be swept away in their flow.
I cannot imagine life without books any more than I can imagine life without breathing.”

—Terry Brooks in Sometimes the Magic Works

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