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“Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade” by Adam Minter

“Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade” by Adam Minter

“Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade” by Adam Minter c.2013, Bloomsbury Press $26.00 / $27.50 Canada 285 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER This will probably be the last year for your old Christmas lights. You’ve noticed that the bulbs are half burned-out and replacements are hard to find these days. Besides, […]

“The Dogs of Christmas” by W. Bruce Cameron

“The Dogs of Christmas” by W. Bruce Cameron

“The Dogs of Christmas” by W. Bruce Cameron c.2013, Forge $15.99 / $18.50 Canada 238 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER This Christmas, you’re giving up a lot. You’re giving up a corner of your home for a Christmas tree. You’re giving up money to make sure the best gifts are beneath that tree […]

“The First Phone Call from Heaven” by Mitch Albom

“The First Phone Call from Heaven” by Mitch Albom

“The First Phone Call from Heaven” by Mitch Albom c.2013, Harper $24.99 / $32.99 Canada 272 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER The call almost scared you half to death. First of all, it woke you up and everybody knows that middle-of-the-night phone calls are never good news. Secondly, you were sound asleep and […]

“Dallas 1963” by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis

“Dallas 1963” by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis

“Dallas 1963” by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis c.2013, Twelve $28.00 / $31.00 Canada 373 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Let’s say you want to stir up a little something. Start with three cups of quiet collaboration. Add in a dash of rumor; a teaspoon each of anti-Semitism, segregation, and Red Scare; and […]

“The 34-Ton Bat: The Story of Baseball as Told Through Bobble Heads, Cracker Jacks, Jock Straps, Eye Black & 375 Other Strange & Unforgettable Objects” by Steve Rushin

“The 34-Ton Bat: The Story of Baseball as Told Through Bobble Heads, Cracker Jacks, Jock Straps, Eye Black & 375 Other Strange & Unforgettable Objects” by Steve Rushin

“The 34-Ton Bat: The Story of Baseball as Told Through Bobble Heads, Cracker Jacks, Jock Straps, Eye Black & 375 Other Strange & Unforgettable Objects” by Steve Rushin c.2013, Little, Brown $25.00 / $28.00 Canada 352 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER No matter where you are, you can remember that sound. You can just […]

“Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death” by Katy Butler

“Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death” by Katy Butler

“Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death” by Katy Butler c.2013, Scribner $25.00 / $28.99 Canada 322 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Your mind’s made up. There’s no going back once you’ve made a choice between Door Number One or Door Number Two. You’re not a waffler, you […]

“The Butler: A Witness to History” by Wil Haygood

“The Butler: A Witness to History” by Wil Haygood

“The Butler: A Witness to History” by Wil Haygood c.2013, Atria (37Ink) $18.00 / $21.00 Canada 97 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Your boss is a very powerful person. When things need doing, he makes sure they’re done.  She knows people, knows when to act and when to be patient, and how to get […]

“The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader’s Tale of Spectacular Excess” by Turney Duff

“The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader’s Tale of Spectacular Excess” by Turney Duff

“The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader’s Tale of Spectacular Excess” by Turney Duff c.2013, Crown Business $26.00 / $31.00 Canada 320 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Your bankbook feels fatter these days, and you sleep better at night. The market’s back up. Stocks seem healthier. Investors are trading again, and they say […]

“What We Talk about When We Talk about God” by Rob Bell

“What We Talk about When We Talk about God” by Rob Bell

“What We Talk about When We Talk about God” by Rob Bell, read by the author c.2013, HarperAudio $14.99 / $16.99 Canada 4-1/2 hours, 4 CDs   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER For most of your life, you’ve had a good relationship with God. He’s a close personal friend, in fact, and you talk to […]

“Queen of the Air” by Dean Jensen

“Queen of the Air” by Dean Jensen

“Queen of the Air” by Dean Jensen c.2013, Crown $26.00 / $31.00 Canada 336 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER The bar was all of an inch in diameter, but it was perfect. You only needed to grab it and hang on, so it didn’t have to be very big. It just had to hold […]

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