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 Sonderbooks #69

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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.
Subscribe, and I'll send you a free e-mail notification when future issues are posted, approximately every two weeks.

This is my last issue of 2003, since I'm off to America in the morning to see family and friends!
Look for Sonderbooks #70 at the end of January, along with the final version of Sonderbooks' Stand-outs 2003.

Click on the title of the book to read the complete review.
Happy reading!

December 20, 2003


****Unfinished Business, by Dr. Julianne Malveaux and Deborah Perry
***Breathe Well, Be Well, by Robert Fried, PhD
**I Am What I Ate. . . And I'm Frightened!!! by Bill Cosby


***Paladin of Souls, by Lois McMaster Bujold

Young Adult Fiction

*****Firebirds, edited by Sharyn November

Children's Nonfiction

****String Games, by Richard Darsie
***Strange Mr. Satie, by M. T. Anderson, illustrated by Petra Mathers

Children's Fiction

****The Tears of the Salamander, by Peter Dickinson
**Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist: Lunch Walks Among Us, by Jim Benton
**Moongobble and Me:  The Dragon of Doom, by Bruce Coville, illustrated by Katherine Coville

Old Favorite

(Nonfiction): *****Glimpses of Grace, by Madeleine L'Engle, with Carole F. Chase

Picture Book Pick

*****The Wolf's Chicken Stew, by Keiko Kasza

Quotation of the Week

“Story is the closest we human beings can come to truth.”

—Madeleine L'Engle, in Glimpses of Grace

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