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“Proof of Heaven” by Eben Alexander, M.D.

“Proof of Heaven” by Eben Alexander, M.D.

“Proof of Heaven” by Eben Alexander, M.D. c.2012, Simon & Schuster $23.99 / $27.99 Canada 208 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER   Nobody packs a suitcase like you do. A weekend away? No problem. Cram everything you need in a tote and go. A two-week cruise?  Again, no problem. You can roll, fold, […]

“Return to The Big Fancy” by Freeman Hall

“Return to The Big Fancy” by Freeman Hall

“Return to The Big Fancy” by Freeman Hall c.2012, Adams Media $22.95 / $23.99 Canada 272 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER The holidays are coming. That means you’ll need a little extra. Extra time to go gift-shopping, for sure, and extra closet space in which to hide packages. More importantly, you’ll need extra money […]

“The Casual Vacancy” by J.K. Rowling

“The Casual Vacancy” by J.K. Rowling

“The Casual Vacancy” by J.K. Rowling c.2012, Little, Brown $35.00 / $35.99 Canada 503 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER When you’re gone, you’ll leave behind many important things. There’ll be photos and memorabilia, money, bric-a-brac, and property to divvy up. Great-grandma’s china goes here, your mother’s jewelry there, and a cherished belonging of your […]

“Why Have Kids? A New Mom Explores the Truth About Parenting and Happiness” by Jessica Valenti

“Why Have Kids? A New Mom Explores the Truth About Parenting and Happiness” by Jessica Valenti

“Why Have Kids? A New Mom Explores the Truth About Parenting and Happiness” by Jessica Valenti  (performed in audio by Emily Beresford) c.2012, New Harvest, $23.00, 179 pages c.2012, Brilliance Audio, $29.99, 5CDs / 5h 20m BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Your former classmate leads such an interesting life. She told you this summer about […]

“Hidden America” by Jeanne Marie Laskas

“Hidden America” by Jeanne Marie Laskas

“Hidden America” by Jeanne Marie Laskas c.2012, Putnam $26.95 / $28.50 Canada 318 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER It gets dark earlier now, which means you reach for the lights earlier, too. One click and you can see to read, cook, find your keys or avoid tripping over the cat. Chances are, in […]

“The Midwife of Hope River” by Patricia Harman

“The Midwife of Hope River” by Patricia Harman

“The Midwife of Hope River” by Patricia Harman c.2012, William Morrow $14.99 / $16.99 Canada 400 pages   BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Was the remedy better than the illness? You were never sure when you were a kid and Grandma was around. No doubt about it, the home remedies she employed to make sure […]

“Falling in Love with Joseph Smith” by Jane Barnes

“Falling in Love with Joseph Smith” by Jane Barnes

“Falling in Love with Joseph Smith” by Jane Barnes c.2012, Jeremy P. Tarcher Penguin $25.95 / $27.50 Canada 288 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER The magazines reminded you of a different time. There they were, moldering in a pile in the attic where your mother found them, dozens of them, dog-eared and well-loved. Why […]

“Dropped Names: Famous Men and Women as I Knew Them” by Frank Langella

“Dropped Names: Famous Men and Women as I Knew Them” by Frank Langella

“Dropped Names: Famous Men and Women as I Knew Them” by Frank Langella c.2012, Harper $25.99 / $28.99 Canada 356 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Admit it. You’re kind of klutzy sometimes. And clumsy. That’s you, as pillows are tossed, furniture bumped, frames go askew, nerves are shattered and so is glassware. You’re Molly […]

“The Bully Society” by Jessie Klein

“The Bully Society” by Jessie Klein

  “The Bully Society” by Jessie Klein c.2012, New York University Press $29.95 / $32.00 Canada 307 pages, includes notes   By TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Your child’s grades are slipping. You noticed it last winter, just after the new year, but you thought it was just a mid-winter slump or something. But now, though, he’s been […]

“Rock ‘n’ Roll Myths” by Gary Graff and Daniel Durchholz

“Rock ‘n’ Roll Myths” by Gary Graff and Daniel Durchholz

“Rock ‘n’ Roll Myths” by Gary Graff and Daniel Durchholz c.2012, Voyageur Press $21.99 / $23.99 Canada 240 pages, includes index   By TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER It wasn’t true. It couldn’t be. That rumor you heard about your favorite rock & roll star?  It had to be fake. It was made up. Completely untrue, you were […]

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