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“My Grandmother asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry” by Fredrik Backman

“My Grandmother asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry” by Fredrik Backman

“My Grandmother asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry” by Fredrik Backman c.2015, Atria $25.00 / higher in Canada 372 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER “I forgive you.” Are there any three more powerful words?  Can “I love you” – also used for countertops, couches, or coats – bestow such mercy?  I don’t think so. […]

“The Mistletoe Inn” by Richard Paul Evans

“The Mistletoe Inn” by Richard Paul Evans

“The Mistletoe Inn” by Richard Paul Evans c.2015, Simon & Schuster $19.99 / $25.99 Canada 301 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER The issue you wrestle with is a thorny one. It’s been literally hanging over your head for days: does mistletoe require you to kiss someone, or is nose-rubbing permissible? Will a firm handshake […]

“The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus” by Eric Harvey

“The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus” by Eric Harvey

“The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus” by Eric Harvey c.2003, 2015, Simple Truths $14.99 / $19.99 Canada 144 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER The holidays couldn’t get any busier. Between mandatory-attendance parties, decorating your home, buying gifts, wrapping them, and getting your cards out in time, your plate is full and you still have […]

“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 […]

“The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives” by Theresa Brown, RN

“The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives” by Theresa Brown, RN

“The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives” by Theresa Brown, RN c.2015, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill $24.95 / $33.95 Canada 272 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Nobody likes being poked. Nobody woke up this morning and said, “Cut into me and make me hurt for a month.” No one asks for […]

“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 […]

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