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“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 […]

“Resilience: Two Sisters and a Story of Mental Illness” by Jessie Close with Pete Earley

“Resilience: Two Sisters and a Story of Mental Illness” by Jessie Close with Pete Earley

“Resilience: Two Sisters and a Story of Mental Illness” by Jessie Close with Pete Earley c.2015, Grand Central Publishing $27.00 / $30.00 Canada 306 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Your friends think you’re made of rubber. You always bounce back, as they point out. You’re always happy when the good times roll but when […]

“Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania” by Erik Larson

“Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania” by Erik Larson

“Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania” by Erik Larson c.2015, Crown $28.00 / $32.50 Canada 431 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER It almost scared you to death. That’s what it seemed like: heart pounding, palms sweaty, legs weak – but still in one piece, breathing again, thankful that you only had a […]

“Endangered” by C.J. Box

“Endangered” by C.J. Box

“Endangered” by C.J. Box c.2015, Putnam $26.95 / $31.00 Canada 384 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER You have little-to-no control. Deny no more. You’ve finally come to accept it: the future really isn’t in your hands. You have no control over others, either, which is the hardest lesson to learn. And certainly, in the […]

“A Spool of Blue Thread” by Anne Tyler

“A Spool of Blue Thread” by Anne Tyler

“A Spool of Blue Thread” by Anne Tyler c.2015, Knopf / Bond Street Books $25.95 / $32.00 Canada 368 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Cut from the same cloth. That’s what your grandma said about you and your siblings, but it couldn’t have been further from the truth: you were different as sun and […]

“Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully” by Allen Kurzweil

“Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully” by Allen Kurzweil

“Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully” by Allen Kurzweil c.2015, New York University Press $27.95 / higher in Canada 321 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER You’ve bloodied your share of noses in your lifetime. Whether they were yours or someone else’s, well, you can bet they weren’t ignored. Someone saw the first punch, […]

“Is There Life after Football? Surviving the NFL” by James A. Holstein, Richard S. Jones & George E. Koonce, Jr.

“Is There Life after Football? Surviving the NFL” by James A. Holstein, Richard S. Jones & George E. Koonce, Jr.

“Is There Life after Football? Surviving the NFL” by James A. Holstein, Richard S. Jones & George E. Koonce, Jr. c.2015, New York University Press $27.95 / higher in Canada 321 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Your favorite player was out for most of the season. Last fall, he took a hit mid-pass and went […]

“The Teenage Brain” by Frances E. Jensen, M.D. with Amy Ellis Nutt

“The Teenage Brain” by Frances E. Jensen, M.D. with Amy Ellis Nutt

“The Teenage Brain” by Frances E. Jensen, M.D. with Amy Ellis Nutt c.2014, Harper $27.99 / $32.99 Canada 384 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER A stranger has moved into your house. You’re not sure what to do about it. He raids your fridge, takes command of your television, hogs the bathroom, and leaves a mess […]

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