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Sonderbooks #42

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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!

November 22, 2002 


***Abraham, by Bruce Feiler
***Tuscany:  True Stories, edited by James O'Reilly and Tara Austen Weaver
***Poems To Read, edited by Robert Pinsky and Maggie Dietz
***Dilbert and the Way of the Weasel, by Scott Adams


***The Christmas Train, by David Baldacci

Young Adult Fiction

****The House of the Scorpion, by Nancy Farmer

Children's Nonfiction

***Carver:  A Life in Poems, by Marilyn Nelson
***If the Shoe Fits, by Laura Whipple
***Across a Dark and Wild Sea, by Don Brown

Children's Fiction

***The City of the Ink Drinkers, by Eric Sanvoisin
**The King of Ireland's Son, by Padraic Colum

Old Favorite

(Children's Fiction): ***The Mad Scientists' Club, by Bertrand R. Brinley

Picture Book Pick

****The Princess and the Pizza, by Mary Jane and Herm Auch

Quotation of the Week

“What I’m trying to do, especially in this part of the world, is to teach people to be more modest. 
To explain to them that they don’t have all the answers. 
If you’ll be modest, you’ll probably understand the text better,
and there’s much less chance that you’ll do the awful things in the name of God.”
--Hanan Eschel, quoted by Bruce Feiler in Abraham
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