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 Sonderbooks 87

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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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Click on the title of the book to read the complete review.

Happy reading!

October 26, 2004


****Sixpence House, by Paul Collins
  ****Journey from the Land of No, by Roya Hakakian
****Let Your Life Speak, by Parker J. Palmer
****Moyers on America, by Bill Moyers
****Raisin' Brains, by Karen L. J. Isaacson


*****Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, by Susanna Clarke
*****Nights of Rain and Stars, by Maeve Binchy
****Duty and Desire:  Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman, Book 2, by Pamela Aidan

Young Adult Fiction

*****Close Kin, by Clare B. Dunkle
  ****Waters Luminous & Deep, by Meredith Ann Pierce

Children's Nonfiction

***If Not for the Cat, haiku by Jack Prelutsky, paintings by Ted Rand

Children's Fiction

****Granny Torrelli Makes Soup, by Sharon Creech

Old Favorite

(Children's Fiction):  *****Emily of New Moon, by L. M. Montgomery

Picture Book Pick

****Mr. Maxwell's Mouse, by Frank Asch, illustrated by Devin Asch

Quotation of the Week

“It is precisely by passing judgments on other people’s work and pointing out their errors
that readers can be made to understand your own opinions better.
It is the easiest thing in the world to turn a review to one’s own ends.
One only need mention the book once or twice
and for the rest of the article one may develop one’s theme just as one chuses.
It is, I assure you, what every body else does.”

—Lascelles in Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, by Susanna Clarke

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