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“The Last Kind Words Saloon” by Larry McMurtry

“The Last Kind Words Saloon” by Larry McMurtry

“The Last Kind Words Saloon” by Larry McMurtry c.2014, Liveright $24.95 / $27.95 Canada 199 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Every good thing must come to an end. In some cases, that’s a surprising relief: you can only have just so much fun. In other cases, though, the end comes quietly, slowly, so that […]

“77 Things You Absolutely Have to Do Before You Finish College” by Hailey Bondy

“77 Things You Absolutely Have to Do Before You Finish College” by Hailey Bondy

“77 Things You Absolutely Have to Do Before You Finish College” by Hailey Bondy c.2014, Zest Books $14.99 / $18.99 Canada 192 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Thirteen long years. Twenty-six semesters, four proms, countless teachers, and you’ve graduated high school but you’re still not done with school. Much as you wish you were, […]

“Over Our Dead Bodies: Undertakers Lift the Lid” by Kenneth McKenzie and Todd Harra

“Over Our Dead Bodies: Undertakers Lift the Lid” by Kenneth McKenzie and Todd Harra

“Over Our Dead Bodies: Undertakers Lift the Lid” by Kenneth McKenzie and Todd Harra c.2014, Citadel Press $15.95 / $17.95 Canada 256 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER The End. It comes after the walking-into-the-sunset shot in old movies, usually in florid script. You see it in books for children, more than for adults. It’s […]

“The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression” by John F. Kasson

“The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression” by John F. Kasson

“The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression” by John F. Kasson c.2014, W.W. Norton     $27.95 / $32.50 Canada308 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Staying upright. That’s what you learned when you were a year old: being vertical and walking. You mastered communication at two, played well with others at four, and […]

“Mistakes I Made at Work” edited by Jessica Bacal

“Mistakes I Made at Work” edited by Jessica Bacal

“Mistakes I Made at Work” edited by Jessica Bacal c.2014, Plume $16.00 / $18.00 Canada 252 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Everybody knows what you did. It didn’t take long for word to get around, actually; you can tell by the smirks and the lack of eye-contact in the hall. It was a […]

“Stone Cold” by C.J. Box

“Stone Cold” by C.J. Box

“Stone Cold” by C.J. Box c.2014, Putnam $26.95 / $31.00 Canada 371 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Sometimes, you just can’t fit in. You stick out like a sore thumb, totally unable to melt into the crowd. You feel like you have a neon sign across your shoulders; one that says “I’M NEW!” Yeah, […]

“The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living” by Amit Sood, M.D., M.Sc.

“The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living” by Amit Sood, M.D., M.Sc.

“The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living” by Amit Sood, M.D., M.Sc. c.2014, DaCapo Lifelong Books $19.99 / $23.00 Canada 320 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Lately, it seems as though everything sets your teeth on edge. The neighbors are way too noisy. Customer service… isn’t. Your in-laws are a bunch of ingrates. […]

“Pure Grit” by Mary Cronk Farrell, foreword by First lieutenant Diane Carlson Evans

“Pure Grit” by Mary Cronk Farrell, foreword by First lieutenant Diane Carlson Evans

  “Pure Grit” by Mary Cronk Farrell, foreword by First lieutenant Diane Carlson Evans c.2014, Abrams Books for Young Readers $24.95 / $27.95 Canada 160 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER When it comes to chores around the house, you have lots of responsibility. You’re in charge of mealtime twice a week. You take […]

“The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning” by Julene Bair

“The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning” by Julene Bair

“The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning” by Julene Bair c.2014, Viking $26.95 / $28.50 Canada 288 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Tap, tap, tap. That’s all you’re thinking when you’re thirsty. A chilly glass, sparkly ice, and a fresh tap that requires little more than a turn for relief. It’s […]

“Things I’ve Learned from Dying: A Book about Life” by David R. Dow

“Things I’ve Learned from Dying: A Book about Life” by David R. Dow

  “Things I’ve Learned from Dying: A Book about Life” by David R. Dow  c.2014, Twelve $25.00 / $28.00 Canada 273 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Just one more bedtime story. You wanted that as a child because you’ve always been someone who hates endings (one more for the road). Everyone knows you never […]

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