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“X” by Sue Grafton

“X” by Sue Grafton

“X” by Sue Grafton c.2015, Putnam $28.95 / $34.95 Canada 403 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER The months spent with your ex are better forgotten. You don’t even like to think about them, in fact, and you rarely discuss them. That’s all in the past now, and best that it stay that way. Or […]

“Mess: One Man’s Struggle to Clean Up His House and His Act” by Barry Yourgrau

“Mess: One Man’s Struggle to Clean Up His House and His Act” by Barry Yourgrau

“Mess: One Man’s Struggle to Clean Up His House and His Act” by Barry Yourgrau c.2015, W.W. Norton $25.95 / $30.95 Canada 276 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Once again, you couldn’t find your keys. You were pretty sure you put them down on the kitchen counter. On top of last weeks’ mail. Which […]

“Big Top Burning” by Laura A. Woollett

“Big Top Burning” by Laura A. Woollett

“Big Top Burning” by Laura A. Woollett c.2015, Chicago Review Press $18.95 / $22.95 Canada 167 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER For months now, you’ve been growing out your hair. One day, it will be long enough that you can become an aerialist who hangs by her locks, looking like a mid-air ballet artist. […]

“Stoned: A Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana” by David Casarett M.D.

“Stoned: A Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana” by David Casarett M.D.

“Stoned: A Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana” by David Casarett M.D. c.2015, Current $27.95 / $32.95 Canada 304 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER You can barely breathe. You hurt so much – your back hurts, your shoulders hurt, your head hurts. You feel like you’ve gone ten rounds with Rocky Balboa, three quarters with […]

“Born to Be Wild: The Rise of the American Motorcyclist” by Randy D. McBee

“Born to Be Wild: The Rise of the American Motorcyclist” by Randy D. McBee

“Born to Be Wild: The Rise of the American Motorcyclist” by Randy D. McBee c.2015, The University of North Carolina Press $35.00 / higher in Canada 359 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER You’ll never be accused of missing adventure because you’re too tired. Two, in fact, is just the right amount of tires; because […]

“Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship” by Robert Kurson

“Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship” by Robert Kurson

“Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship” by Robert Kurson c.2015, Random House $28.00 / $34.00 Canada 304 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER The hole you dug as a kid would never reach China. That didn’t matter to you, though; China wasn’t your goal – treasure was. Alas, your […]

“This is What You Just Put in Your Mouth?” by Patrick Di Justo

“This is What You Just Put in Your Mouth?” by Patrick Di Justo

“This is What You Just Put in Your Mouth?” by Patrick Di Justo c.2015, Three Rivers Press $15.00 / $18.00 Canada 255 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Borborygmus. That’s the technical term for what you’re experiencing now: great big rumbles from ‘neath your navel. Snarls from your stomach, a reminder that it’s snack time. […]

“The Nurses” by Alexandra Robbins

“The Nurses” by Alexandra Robbins

“The Nurses” by Alexandra Robbins c.2015, Workman $24.95 / $33.95 Canada 360 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Your favorite medical drama just did the unthinkable. They killed off the character everyone loved best, and you almost feel betrayed. You enjoyed watching what happened every week, loved seeing drama unfold and getting immersed in the […]

“Find the Good” by Heather Lende

“Find the Good” by Heather Lende

“Find the Good” by Heather Lende c.2015, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill $16.95 / $21.95 Canada 176 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER The guy a couple streets over is a great big jerk. He’s one of those bad apples Mom always told you about: sour, rotten, and not anybody you’d ever pick. No, he’s […]

“The Great Beanie Baby Bubble” by Zac Bissonnette

“The Great Beanie Baby Bubble” by Zac Bissonnette

“The Great Beanie Baby Bubble” by Zac Bissonnette c.2015, Penguin Portfolio $26.95 / $31.00 Canada 260 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Your broker thinks your portfolio needs more diversification. Take a little out of metals, he says, put it into tech. Move money from here, put it there. Sell manufacturing, buy oil. You hope […]

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