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 Sonderbooks 82

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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 21, 2004


*****Expecting Adam, by Martha Beck
  ***Truth & Beauty, by Ann Patchett
***Founding Mothers, by Cokie Roberts


***Sam's Letters to Jennifer, by James Patterson
***The Wild Numbers, by Philibert Schogt

Young Adult Fiction

***Messenger, by Lois Lowry
***The Sterkarm Handshake, by Susan Price

Children's Nonfiction

***Tales from Shakespeare, by Tina Packer

Children's Fiction

****Wren to the Rescue, by Sherwood Smith
***Wild Robert, by Diana Wynne Jones

Old Favorite

(Young Adult Fiction):  *****Cart and Cwidder, by Diana Wynne Jones

Picture Book Pick

****The Piggy in the Puddle, by Charlotte Pomerantz, pictures by James Marshall

Quotation of the Week

“I have discovered that many of the things I thought were priceless are as cheap as costume jewelry,
and much of what I labeled worthless was, all the time,
filled with the kind of beauty that directly nourishes my soul.”

—Martha Beck in Expecting Adam

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