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“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 […]

“What We Talk about When We Talk about God” by Rob Bell

“What We Talk about When We Talk about God” by Rob Bell

“What We Talk about When We Talk about God” by Rob Bell, read by the author c.2013, HarperAudio $14.99 / $16.99 Canada 4-1/2 hours, 4 CDs   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER For most of your life, you’ve had a good relationship with God. He’s a close personal friend, in fact, and you talk to […]

“Queen of the Air” by Dean Jensen

“Queen of the Air” by Dean Jensen

“Queen of the Air” by Dean Jensen c.2013, Crown $26.00 / $31.00 Canada 336 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER The bar was all of an inch in diameter, but it was perfect. You only needed to grab it and hang on, so it didn’t have to be very big. It just had to hold […]

“The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story” by Lily Koppel

“The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story” by Lily Koppel

“The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story” by Lily Koppel c.2013, Grand Central Publishing $28.00 / $31.00 Canada 288 pages   You’d pack your bags in a heartbeat. Yep, if they ever come up with a commuter bus to outer space, you’ll be first in line for tickets. And why not? You’ve grown up with […]

“The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman

“The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman

“The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman c.2013, William Morrow $25.99 / $27.99 Canada 181 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Your mother loves to reminisce. “Remember when…” she says before launching into some often-embarrassing story about something that happened years ago. “Remember when,” two words that make you scramble […]

“A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home” by Sue Halpern

“A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home” by Sue Halpern

“A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home” by Sue Halpern c.2013, Riverhead Books $26.95 / $28.50 Canada 320 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER They say it can’t be done. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, they say, but you’ve spent a good amount of time doing it successfully anyhow. Sit, stay, […]

“Inferno” by Dan Brown

“Inferno” by Dan Brown

“Inferno” by Dan Brown c.2013, Doubleday $29.95 / $30.00 Canada 465 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER All your life, you’ve tried to be good. As a child, you were taught kindness and compassion, honesty and trustworthiness. You learned graciousness and generosity, and embraced gratitude. You’ve always tried to be good for several reasons, […]

“NOS4A2: A Novel” by Joe Hill

“NOS4A2: A Novel” by Joe Hill

“NOS4A2: A Novel” by Joe Hill c.2013, William Morrow $28.99 / $31.99 Canada 692 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER The Christmas tree is long gone. It shed its last needle on the curb more than four months ago, looking sad without baubles on branches or gifts around its trunk. It’s probably mulch now, […]

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