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“Valley of the Gods: A Silicon Valley Story” by Alexandra Wolfe

“Valley of the Gods: A Silicon Valley Story” by Alexandra Wolfe

“Valley of the Gods: A Silicon Valley Story” by Alexandra Wolfe c.2017, Simon & Schuster $27.00 / $36.00 Canada 261 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Here. Try this. Take a sip. Give it a whirl. Do a taste-test. A preliminary trial, it won’t take long. Here, see what you think. We’re asked to sample […]

“Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation” by Alan Burdick

“Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation” by Alan Burdick

“Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation” by Alan Burdick c.2017, Simon & Schuster $28.00 / $37.00 Canada 301 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Your last vacation was really fun. Those seven days felt like ten minutes. And then you were back to work, where ten minutes can seem like seven days. Why is […]

“Ray & Joan” by Lisa Napoli

“Ray & Joan” by Lisa Napoli

“Ray & Joan” by Lisa Napoli c.2016, Dutton $27.00 / $36.00 Canada 353 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER To go. Whoever put those two delicious words together really knew what they were doing: order your food, ask for it “to go,” save yourself time, and eat wherever you want. You might not even have […]

“Cradles of Power” by Harold I. Gullan

“Cradles of Power” by Harold I. Gullan

“Cradles of Power” by Harold I. Gullan c.2016, Skyhorse Publishing $27.99 / $42.99 Canada 379 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Your parents had such high hopes for you. You were going to make it, and make something of yourself. You’d have a better life than they had: more wealth, stronger health, bigger home, more […]

“Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” by J.D. Vance

“Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” by J.D. Vance

“Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” by J.D. Vance c.2016, Harper $27.99 / $34.99 Canada 264 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Home is where the heart is. It’s where folks take you in because they love you, and put up with your nonsense for the same reason. It’s where […]

“Faithful: A Novel” by Alice Hoffman

“Faithful: A Novel” by Alice Hoffman

“Faithful: A Novel” by Alice Hoffman c.2016, Simon & Schuster $26.00 / $35.00 Canada 272 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER The best years of your life. That’s what people tell you about high school. Remember those days, they say. They’ll be the best of your life. But zits, mean girls, broken dreams, and broken […]

“Nixon’s Gamble” by Ray Locker

“Nixon’s Gamble” by Ray Locker

“Nixon’s Gamble” by Ray Locker c.2016, Lyons Press $29.95 / $35.95 Canada 352 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER You can’t fool me. I see what you did there. I’m watching you; you can’t pull the wool over my eyes. I wasn’t born yesterday. I know all the tricks. Yep, I see right through you… […]

“Ugly: A Memoir” by Robert Hoge

“Ugly: A Memoir” by Robert Hoge

“Ugly: A Memoir” by Robert Hoge c.2016, Viking $16.99 / higher in Canada 200 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER You already have a name. Your parents gave it to you when you were born. It might’ve meant something special to them, it might’ve been a name they liked, or something that sounded beautiful. Whatever […]

“The Motion of Puppets” by Keith Donohue

“The Motion of Puppets” by Keith Donohue

“The Motion of Puppets” by Keith Donohue c.2016, Picador $26.00 / $37.00 Canada 263 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Lately, there are days when you don’t move so well. Sports injuries old or new, creaky bones, long night, short night, slept wrong, it can happen at anytime and any age. But, unlike in the […]

“The Wonder” by Emma Donoghue

“The Wonder” by Emma Donoghue

“The Wonder” by Emma Donoghue c.2016, Little, Brown $27.00 304 pages c.2016, HarperCollins $32.99 Canada 304 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER The truth was bent a little bit. Okay, so it was actually mangled. Warped beyond anything that might remotely be real. Wrapped up in a colossal “liar-liar-pants-on-fire” conflagration. The truth was nowhere near […]

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