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“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. […]

“All Dogs Go to Kevin” by Dr. Jessica Vogelsang

“All Dogs Go to Kevin” by Dr. Jessica Vogelsang

“All Dogs Go to Kevin” by Dr. Jessica Vogelsang c.2015, Grand Central Publishing $26.00 / $29.00 Canada 325 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Your dog knows all the basic commands. He can SPEAK, indoor voice and outdoor voice. He’s got SIT all buttoned up, with his behind planted firmly on the floor. He can […]

“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 […]

“Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship” by Robert Kurson

“Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship” by Robert Kurson

“Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship” by Robert Kurson c.2015, Random House $28.00 / $34.00 Canada 304 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER The hole you dug as a kid would never reach China. That didn’t matter to you, though; China wasn’t your goal – treasure was. Alas, your […]

“This is What You Just Put in Your Mouth?” by Patrick Di Justo

“This is What You Just Put in Your Mouth?” by Patrick Di Justo

“This is What You Just Put in Your Mouth?” by Patrick Di Justo c.2015, Three Rivers Press $15.00 / $18.00 Canada 255 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Borborygmus. That’s the technical term for what you’re experiencing now: great big rumbles from ‘neath your navel. Snarls from your stomach, a reminder that it’s snack time. […]

“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 […]

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