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“I Will Send Rain” by Rae Meadows

“I Will Send Rain” by Rae Meadows

“I Will Send Rain” by Rae Meadows c.2016, Henry Holt $26.00 / $37.00 Canada 272 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Rain, rain, go away. That never worked, did it?  You could chant those four words all you want, trying to keep your picnic, reunion, or party from being ruined, but the sky opened up […]

“Trials of the Earth: The True Story of a Pioneer Woman” by Mary Mann Hamilton

“Trials of the Earth: The True Story of a Pioneer Woman” by Mary Mann Hamilton

“Trials of the Earth: The True Story of a Pioneer Woman” by Mary Mann Hamilton c.2016, Little, Brown $27.00 / $32.50 Canada 319 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Your toast was burnt this morning. It was the first in a tsunami of irritation you had to endure today: the house WiFi was down, your […]

“The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees” by Robert Penn

“The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees” by Robert Penn

“The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees” by Robert Penn c.2016, W.W. Norton $26.95 / higher in Canada 256 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Shade feels good right about now. Just sitting in it seems to lower your temperature by ten degrees. It calms you, too, and makes you feel drowsy. This time […]

“Paws of Courage: True Tales of Heroic Dogs That Protect and Serve” by Nancy Furstinger, foreword by Ronald L. Aiello

“Paws of Courage: True Tales of Heroic Dogs That Protect and Serve” by Nancy Furstinger, foreword by Ronald L. Aiello

“Paws of Courage: True Tales of Heroic Dogs That Protect and Serve” by Nancy Furstinger, foreword by Ronald L. Aiello c.2016, National Geographic $12.99 / $15.99 Canada 160 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER To you, your dog is a hero. Nobody else protects you from spiders and shadows.  Nobody does a better job of […]

“This is Your Brain on Parasites” by Kathleen McAuliffe

“This is Your Brain on Parasites” by Kathleen McAuliffe

“This is Your Brain on Parasites” by Kathleen McAuliffe c.2016, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt $27.00 / $39.00 Canada 288 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER You didn’t get much sleep last night.  You were too busy checking windows. The blame for that lies squarely on that creepy show you’ve been watching on TV; all you could […]

“Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War” by Mary Roach

“Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War” by Mary Roach

“Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War” by Mary Roach c.2016, W.W. Norton $26.95 / $34.95 Canada 285 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Thank you for your service. You’ve said that many times recently, and meant every word to every soldier. Thank you for keeping us protected. Thank you for your bravery. Thank […]

“The Fireman” by Joe Hill

“The Fireman” by Joe Hill

“The Fireman” by Joe Hill c.2016, William Morrow $28.99 / $35.99  Canada 753 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Your family has a good contingency plan. You all know what to do if there’s a blaze or a flood. You know where to go, what to grab if there’s time, and what not to do. […]

“Britt-Marie Was Here” by Fredrik Backman

“Britt-Marie Was Here” by Fredrik Backman

“Britt-Marie Was Here” by Fredrik Backman c.2016, Atria Books $26.00 / higher in Canada 336 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER “Hey! Look at me!” You spent a fair amount of your childhood hollering that. Watch me. Look here. See what I’m doing, because nobody likes to be ignored. In fact, as in the new […]

“67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence” by Howard Means

“67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence” by Howard Means

“67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence” by Howard Means c.2016, Da Capo Press $25.99 / $33.99 Canada 288 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Things can change in an instant. It only takes a minute to catch a mistake, a blink for disaster to occur, a heartbeat to alter history. When […]

“Cake: A Slice of History” by Alysa Levene

“Cake: A Slice of History” by Alysa Levene

“Cake: A Slice of History” by Alysa Levene c.2016, Pegasus Books $26.95 / higher in Canada 303 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Take a deep breath. And blow. Blow for all you’re worth. Blow til your lungs are empty, your stomach’s concave, your face is blue. You’ve got a lot of candles to extinguish […]

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