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“NOS4A2: A Novel” by Joe Hill

“NOS4A2: A Novel” by Joe Hill

“NOS4A2: A Novel” by Joe Hill c.2013, William Morrow $28.99 / $31.99 Canada 692 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER The Christmas tree is long gone. It shed its last needle on the curb more than four months ago, looking sad without baubles on branches or gifts around its trunk. It’s probably mulch now, […]

“My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks” by Maya Silver & Marc Silver

“My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks” by Maya Silver & Marc Silver

“My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks” by Maya Silver & Marc Silver c.2013, Sourcebooks $14.99 / $16.99 Canada 262 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Truthfully, the bad news came as no surprise. Your Mom hadn’t been feeling well lately and for weeks, you’d heard your parents whispering. You knew she was […]

“Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline

“Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline

“Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline c.2013, William Morrow $14.99 / $16.99 Canada 278 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Your memories could fill a thousand scrapbooks. On this page here, you’d glue that first-day-of-school smell. If you could, you’d paste the sound of your father coming home from work. Your mother’s voice would […]

“Living and Dying in Brick City” by Sampson Davis (with Lisa Frazier Page)

“Living and Dying in Brick City” by Sampson Davis (with Lisa Frazier Page)

“Living and Dying in Brick City” by Sampson Davis (with Lisa Frazier Page) c.2013, Spiegel & Grau $25.00 / $29.95 Canada 245 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Throughout your life, you’ve dodged a lot of bullets. By accident or design, you were in the wrong place at the wrong time but somehow remained […]

“The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs are Smarter than You Think” by Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods

“The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs are Smarter than You Think” by Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods

“The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs are Smarter than You Think” by Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods c.2013, Dutton $27.95 / $29.50 Canada 370 pages, includes index   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Your dog has a species identity crisis. Some days, he’s a copycat and it’s like monkey see, monkey do around your house. […]

“The Storyteller” by Jodi Picoult

“The Storyteller” by Jodi Picoult

“The Storyteller” by Jodi Picoult c.2013, Emily Bestler Books / Atria $28.99 / $32.00 Canada 461 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER You couldn’t sleep without a bedtime story. When you were small, snuggling with your blankie and teddy, a bedtime story was the final cap of your day.  Hearing that tale – whether it […]

“Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage” by Jeffrey Frank

“Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage” by Jeffrey Frank

“Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage” by Jeffrey Frank c.2013, Simon & Schuster $30.00 / $34.99 Canada 434 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER The boss didn’t like you very much. You sometimes wondered why you were ever hired, in fact. From the beginning, he was critical, secretive, and never let […]

“The One I Left Behind” by Jennifer McMahon

“The One I Left Behind” by Jennifer McMahon

“The One I Left Behind” by Jennifer McMahon c.2013, William Morrow $14.99 / $16.99 Canada 423 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Once upon a time, your parents diapered your behind. They didn’t mind, though, because it was part of being a parent. They fed you, cleaned up after you, put clothes on your […]

“Coaching Confidential: Inside the Fraternity of NFL Coaches” by Gary Myers

“Coaching Confidential: Inside the Fraternity of NFL Coaches” by Gary Myers

“Coaching Confidential: Inside the Fraternity of NFL Coaches” by Gary Myers c.2012, Crown Archetype $26.00 / $31.00 Canada 263 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Your weekends are suddenly wide open and empty. No more extra televisions in the living room. No more Sunday snack-binging. You’ve put away your make-up, your lucky shirts, and […]

“Hollywood Myths” by Joe Williams

“Hollywood Myths” by Joe Williams

“Hollywood Myths” by Joe Williams c.2012, Voyageur Press $21.99 / $23.99 Canada 240 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER It’s only because of special effects. That’s one of the things that enters your mind when you’re watching a movie. Humans can’t fly. They don’t usually live in luxurious spaceships, meet only pretty girls, transport […]

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