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“My Couch is Your Couch: Exploring How People Live around the World” by Gabriele Galimberti

“My Couch is Your Couch: Exploring How People Live around the World” by Gabriele Galimberti

“My Couch is Your Couch: Exploring How People Live around the World” by Gabriele Galimberti c.2015, Potter Style $22.50 / $26.50 Canada 176 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER The extra chairs will never fit. Because of that, you’re not sure where you’ll squeeze ten guests at a table that holds four. You could move […]

“Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath” by Ted Koppel

“Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath” by Ted Koppel

“Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath” by Ted Koppel c.2015, Crown $26.00 / $34.00 Canada 280 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Candles are so romantic. Their light softens everything in the room, making shadows that add a little mystery while the flame’s twinkle hints of promises. Nothing sets a mood […]

“Frank & Ava: In Love and War” by John Brady

“Frank & Ava: In Love and War” by John Brady

“Frank & Ava: In Love and War” by John Brady c.2015, Thomas Dunne Books $26.99 / $31.50 Canada 292 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Whatever does she see in him? That may be something you wonder while glancing at the tabloids at the grocery store. What is it about him that she likes, or […]

“Bog Bodies Uncovered: Solving Europe’s Ancient Mystery” by Miranda Aldhouse-Green

“Bog Bodies Uncovered: Solving Europe’s Ancient Mystery” by Miranda Aldhouse-Green

“Bog Bodies Uncovered: Solving Europe’s Ancient Mystery” by Miranda Aldhouse-Green c.2015, Thames & Hudson $29.95 / $35.95 Canada 224 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Your favorite TV detective can solve anything. Give her a dead body, and she’ll find the killer. Show him a faint trail, and the thief will be collared in no […]

“Fear of Dying” by Erica Jong

“Fear of Dying” by Erica Jong

“Fear of Dying” by Erica Jong c.2015, St. Martin’s Press $26.99 / $31.50 Canada 288 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER It’s the natural order of things. People have kids, then they grow old as those kids grow up to have kids, then they grow old as their kids grow up to, well, you know […]

“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 […]

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