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 Sonderbooks 86

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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!

October 1, 2004


****Inside the Kingdom, by Carmen bin Ladin
****Heal Your Headache, by David Buchholz, M.D.
****How To Remodel a Man, by W. Bruce Cameron
****Losing America, by Senator Robert C. Byrd
****The Way of the Wanderer, by David Yeadon
***The Introvert Advantage, by Marti Olsen Laney, Psy.D.
***Reaching Out, by Henri J. M. Nouwen


*****An Assembly Such As This:  Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman, Book 1, by Pamela Aidan

Young Adult Fiction

****Unexpected Magic, by Diana Wynne Jones

Children's Nonfiction

****Show; Don't Tell! by Josephine Nobisso, illustrated by Eva Montanari

Children's Fiction

****Indigo's Star, by Hilary McKay
****Chasing Vermeer, by Blue Balliett, illustrated by Brett Helquist
***Beauty and the Beast, retold by Nancy Willard, illustrated by Barry Moser

Old Favorite

(Young Adult Fiction):  *****The Spellcoats, by Diana Wynne Jones

Picture Book Pick

***I Only Like What I Like, by Julie Baer

Quotation of the Week

“John Donne got it right and wrong.
‘No man is an island’ makes sense in a hundred measurable ways.
But ultimately we are all islands,
and if we don’t rejoice in all the possibilities of solitude,
we may miss out on one of the primary gifts life gives us.”

—David Yeadon in The Way of the Wanderer

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