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August 16, 2003
***Zen and the Art of Knitting, by Bernadette Murphy
***America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction, by John Steinbeck
***Pimsleur Language Programs: German: Complete Course I, Part A
****The Probable Future, by Alice Hoffman
***Dead Ringer, by Lisa Scottoline
Young Adult Fiction****After, by Francine Prose
***Kidnapped, by Robert Louis Stevenson
***Climbing Everest, by Audrey Salkeld
Children's Fiction****The City of Ember, by Jeanne DuPrau
***The Exiles, by Hilary McKay
***Into the Labyrinth, by Roderick Townley
***The Seeing Stone: Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 2, by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
(Nonfiction): ****The Weekend Novelist, by Robert J. Ray
Picture Book Pick
***The Dog Prince, by Lauren Mills. Illustrated by Lauren Mills and Dennis Nolan
Quotation of the Week
“I have recently visited Russia for the third time.
I don’t know how well I understand Russians;
but I do know that if I had only read Russian history
I could not have had the access to Russian thinking I have had from reading
Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Pushkin, Turgenev, Sholokhov, and Ehrenburg.
History only recounts, with some inaccuracy, what they did.
The fiction tells, or tries to tell, why they did it and what they felt and were like when they did it.”
—John Steinbeck, America and Americans
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