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“Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War” by Mary Roach

“Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War” by Mary Roach

“Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War” by Mary Roach c.2016, W.W. Norton $26.95 / $34.95 Canada 285 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Thank you for your service. You’ve said that many times recently, and meant every word to every soldier. Thank you for keeping us protected. Thank you for your bravery. Thank […]

“The Fireman” by Joe Hill

“The Fireman” by Joe Hill

“The Fireman” by Joe Hill c.2016, William Morrow $28.99 / $35.99  Canada 753 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Your family has a good contingency plan. You all know what to do if there’s a blaze or a flood. You know where to go, what to grab if there’s time, and what not to do. […]

“Britt-Marie Was Here” by Fredrik Backman

“Britt-Marie Was Here” by Fredrik Backman

“Britt-Marie Was Here” by Fredrik Backman c.2016, Atria Books $26.00 / higher in Canada 336 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER “Hey! Look at me!” You spent a fair amount of your childhood hollering that. Watch me. Look here. See what I’m doing, because nobody likes to be ignored. In fact, as in the new […]

“67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence” by Howard Means

“67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence” by Howard Means

“67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence” by Howard Means c.2016, Da Capo Press $25.99 / $33.99 Canada 288 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Things can change in an instant. It only takes a minute to catch a mistake, a blink for disaster to occur, a heartbeat to alter history. When […]

“Cake: A Slice of History” by Alysa Levene

“Cake: A Slice of History” by Alysa Levene

“Cake: A Slice of History” by Alysa Levene c.2016, Pegasus Books $26.95 / higher in Canada 303 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Take a deep breath. And blow. Blow for all you’re worth. Blow til your lungs are empty, your stomach’s concave, your face is blue. You’ve got a lot of candles to extinguish […]

“Junk” by Alison Stewart

“Junk” by Alison Stewart

 “Junk” by Alison Stewart c.2016, Chicago Review Press $26.99 / $31.99 Canada 284 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER You know exactly where you put your glasses. Well, kind of. You remember that you put them down in the kitchen, but then you piled mail, a plastic fork, a magazine, and a pair of gloves […]

“The Charm Bracelet” by Viola Shipman

“The Charm Bracelet” by Viola Shipman

“The Charm Bracelet” by Viola Shipman c.2016, Thomas Dunne Books $25.99 / $29.99 Canada 298 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER The jewelry you wear tells a story. A ring on your left hand, third finger, says to the world that you stood up once and vowed to love and honor. A brightly-colored stone says […]

“Dear Pope Francis” by Pope Francis, in conversation with Antonio Spadaro, S.J.

“Dear Pope Francis” by Pope Francis, in conversation with Antonio Spadaro, S.J.

“Dear Pope Francis” by Pope Francis, in conversation with Antonio Spadaro, S.J.; Tom McGrath, Project Managing Editor c.2016, Loyola Press $18.95 / higher in Canada 72 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Getting something in the mail is a lot of fun, isn’t it? What was the last thing you got from the mailman?  Maybe […]

“How to Make Your Money Last: The Indispensable Retirement Guide” by Jane Bryant Quinn

“How to Make Your Money Last: The Indispensable Retirement Guide” by Jane Bryant Quinn

“How to Make Your Money Last: The Indispensable Retirement Guide” by Jane Bryant Quinn c.2016, Simon & Schuster $28.00 / $37.00 Canada 366 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Your No-Plan plan stretches for miles. You’ve no plans for alarm clocks, suit-and-tie combos, rush-hour commutes, cubicles, or boring meetings. You’re ready to retire and leave […]

“NFL Confidential: True Confessions from the Gutter of Football” by Johnny Anonymous

“NFL Confidential: True Confessions from the Gutter of Football” by Johnny Anonymous

“NFL Confidential: True Confessions from the Gutter of Football” by Johnny Anonymous c.2016, Dey St. $26.99 / $33.50 Canada 241 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Three points!  That’s all your team needs to win. Can they make it? You’re doing your part: you’re wearing your lucky shirt and hat. A stuffed mascot is nearby, […]

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