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March 2005

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published March 2005.

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The Lace Dowry

by Johanna Massé

In this novella, it is a truth universally acknowledged that a single woman in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a dowry. Unfortunately, Juli wants to be alone with her books, and thinks that amassing household goods for a... Read More

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Hot Rod Pin-ups

There’s just something about girls and cars. While the garage might seem the domain of men, the presence of women there, from the girl next door to the devil with a blue dress on, has long been part of the scene, especially when... Read More

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Paul Celan

by Leeta Taylor

Consider the fateful paradoxes of exile that haunted this poet’s fragile yet tenacious lifework. Born Paul Antschel in 1920 to a prosperous Jewish family in Bukovina (grimly ceded to Romania in 1940), he adopted the name Celan after... Read More

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Daniel and His Walking Stick

Walking sticks are useful to “pull up” hills and “lead down,” to measure the depth of a creek, to point out bird eggs and woodchuck holes. Daniel Stockton’s stick is also a sweet metaphor for a grandfather relationship and... Read More

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Still There, Clare

by Linda Cooley

Soon-to-be thirteen-year-olds Clare and Elsa are inseparable, even though Clare is a T-shirted blue-jeans-wearer and Elsa is always impeccably clad in the latest fashion. Unlike Clare who sometimes is sarcastic and timid, Elsa is witty,... Read More

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The Wild Swans

by Carolyn Bailey

April 2, 2005 marks the 200th anniversary of Hans Christian Andersen’s birth. This reissue of an early work proves that Andersen remains a master of the fairy tale, infusing the simple theme of good vs. evil with elements of magic and... Read More

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