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“Growing a Feast: The Chronicle of a Farm-to-Table Meal” by Kurt Timmermeister

“Growing a Feast: The Chronicle of a Farm-to-Table Meal” by Kurt Timmermeister

“Growing a Feast: The Chronicle of a Farm-to-Table Meal” by Kurt Timmermeister c.2014, W.W. Norton $24.95 / $26.50 Canada 311 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Tonight, you’re bringing home the bacon. You got it at the grocery store on the way home from work: neat little strips adhered to a rectangle of cardboard, […]

“Badluck Way: A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West” by Bryce Andrews

“Badluck Way: A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West” by Bryce Andrews

“Badluck Way: A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West” by Bryce Andrews c.2014, Atria Books $25.00 / $28.99 Canada 256 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER A place for everything, and everything in its place. You’ve always believed that keeping your possessions where they belong is the right thing to do. Putting […]

“The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd

“The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd

“The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd c.2013, Viking $27.95 / $32.95 Canada 373 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Your best friend has been all a-flutter about something lately. You haven’t seen much of her, in fact. She’s been sticking close to her nest but that’s okay. Next time you get together, […]

“Killer Dads: The Twisted Drives That Compel Fathers to Murder Their Own Kids” by Mary Papenfuss

“Killer Dads: The Twisted Drives That Compel Fathers to Murder Their Own Kids” by Mary Papenfuss

“Killer Dads: The Twisted Drives That Compel Fathers to Murder Their Own Kids” by Mary Papenfuss c.2013, Prometheus Books $19.00 / $20.00 Canada 271 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Snow White had it pretty bad. She had an evil stepmother who tried to get some poor schlub to kill Snow, to no avail. […]

“Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade” by Adam Minter

“Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade” by Adam Minter

“Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade” by Adam Minter c.2013, Bloomsbury Press $26.00 / $27.50 Canada 285 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER This will probably be the last year for your old Christmas lights. You’ve noticed that the bulbs are half burned-out and replacements are hard to find these days. Besides, […]

“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 […]

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