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“The Dogs of Christmas” by W. Bruce Cameron

“The Dogs of Christmas” by W. Bruce Cameron

“The Dogs of Christmas” by W. Bruce Cameron c.2013, Forge $15.99 / $18.50 Canada 238 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER This Christmas, you’re giving up a lot. You’re giving up a corner of your home for a Christmas tree. You’re giving up money to make sure the best gifts are beneath that tree […]

“The First Phone Call from Heaven” by Mitch Albom

“The First Phone Call from Heaven” by Mitch Albom

“The First Phone Call from Heaven” by Mitch Albom c.2013, Harper $24.99 / $32.99 Canada 272 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER The call almost scared you half to death. First of all, it woke you up and everybody knows that middle-of-the-night phone calls are never good news. Secondly, you were sound asleep and […]

“Dallas 1963” by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis

“Dallas 1963” by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis

“Dallas 1963” by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis c.2013, Twelve $28.00 / $31.00 Canada 373 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Let’s say you want to stir up a little something. Start with three cups of quiet collaboration. Add in a dash of rumor; a teaspoon each of anti-Semitism, segregation, and Red Scare; and […]

“The 34-Ton Bat: The Story of Baseball as Told Through Bobble Heads, Cracker Jacks, Jock Straps, Eye Black & 375 Other Strange & Unforgettable Objects” by Steve Rushin

“The 34-Ton Bat: The Story of Baseball as Told Through Bobble Heads, Cracker Jacks, Jock Straps, Eye Black & 375 Other Strange & Unforgettable Objects” by Steve Rushin

“The 34-Ton Bat: The Story of Baseball as Told Through Bobble Heads, Cracker Jacks, Jock Straps, Eye Black & 375 Other Strange & Unforgettable Objects” by Steve Rushin c.2013, Little, Brown $25.00 / $28.00 Canada 352 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER No matter where you are, you can remember that sound. You can just […]

“Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death” by Katy Butler

“Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death” by Katy Butler

“Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death” by Katy Butler c.2013, Scribner $25.00 / $28.99 Canada 322 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Your mind’s made up. There’s no going back once you’ve made a choice between Door Number One or Door Number Two. You’re not a waffler, you […]

“Goat Mountain” by David Vann

“Goat Mountain” by David Vann

“Goat Mountain” by David Vann c.2013, Harper $25.99 / $28.99 Canada 304 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER It’s always about the hunt. It doesn’t matter whether the stalk takes place on an isle or down an aisle. Makes no difference if the prey has a rack or is on a rack. Could be […]

“Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital” by Sheri Fink

“Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital” by Sheri Fink

“Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital” by Sheri Fink c.2013, Crown $27.00 / $32.00 Canada 558 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER You know exactly what you’d do. You’re prepared with a drill, if the house catches fire. In case of gunfire, you’ve got a plan in mind. You’ve […]

“The Butler: A Witness to History” by Wil Haygood

“The Butler: A Witness to History” by Wil Haygood

“The Butler: A Witness to History” by Wil Haygood c.2013, Atria (37Ink) $18.00 / $21.00 Canada 97 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Your boss is a very powerful person. When things need doing, he makes sure they’re done.  She knows people, knows when to act and when to be patient, and how to get […]

“Souvenir Nation” by William L. Bird, Jr.

“Souvenir Nation” by William L. Bird, Jr.

“Souvenir Nation” by William L. Bird, Jr. c.2013, Princeton Architectural Press $24.95 / $29.95 Canada 176 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER You must have rocks in your head. Surely, if not there, you’ll find them in the family room, the bathroom, and your child’s bedroom. Yes, your kids bring home rocks – along […]

“The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader’s Tale of Spectacular Excess” by Turney Duff

“The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader’s Tale of Spectacular Excess” by Turney Duff

“The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader’s Tale of Spectacular Excess” by Turney Duff c.2013, Crown Business $26.00 / $31.00 Canada 320 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Your bankbook feels fatter these days, and you sleep better at night. The market’s back up. Stocks seem healthier. Investors are trading again, and they say […]

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