Author: Terri Schlichenmeyer

“How to Stop Time” by Matt Haig

“How to Stop Time” by Matt Haig c.2017, Viking $26.00 U.S. 328 pages Book review by Terri Schlichenmeyer.   The big hand is on the “12.” And the little hand is, well, you’ve known how to tell time since you were small. It’s something you do so naturally now that you probably don’t even think about it anymore. You just do it… but in the new novel, “How to Stop Time” by Matt Haig, there’s so much more to tell. Tom Hazard is old – over four hundred years old, and that’s all you need to know. If you...

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“Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America” by Emily Dufton

“Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America” by Emily Dufton c.2017, Basic Books $28.00 / $36.50 Canada 312 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Is the grass greener on the other side of the fence? It doesn’t seem to be. Your side looks just fine, healthy, and filled with weed. There’ll be no poison on that, though; weed is exactly what you want there and in the new book “Grass Roots” by Emily Dufton, you see how, historically, that’s been a good thing and it’s been bad. Had you lived in Jamestown 400 years ago,...

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“Driving Miss Norma” by Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle

“Driving Miss Norma” by Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle c.2017, HarperOne $26.99 / $33.50 Canada 243 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER The car’s all packed with your gear. The tent, sleeping bags, extra pillows, there was room for everything you’ll need and some things you won’t. You’ve really been looking forward to going. This trip will be remarkable – especially if, as in “Driving Miss Norma” by Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle, your cargo is particularly precious. What will we do with our parents when they’re too old to care for themselves? It’s a question that Baby Boomers...

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“Blue Suede Shoes: The Culture of Elvis” by Thom Gilbert

“Blue Suede Shoes: The Culture of Elvis” by Thom Gilbert, foreword by Kim Novak c.2017, Glitterati Incorporated $65.00 / $84.00 Canada 252 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Forty years ago, you were All Shook Up. The death of The King was unexpected and chances are, you remember exactly where you were when you heard the news that he was gone. It wasn’t Alright, Mama; it was devastating and you still miss Elvis Presley terribly. In “Blue Suede Shoes: The Culture of Elvis” by Thom Gilbert, you’ll read about others who miss him, too. Elvis Presley, says Gilbert in...

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Terri Schlichenmeyer presents: “A Canine Christmas”

“A Canine Christmas” by various authors All books, c. 2017 various prices, paperback and hardcover BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Your Holiday shopping list is almost finished. Everything’s bought and wrapped except the gift you’re giving to the furriest member of your family. That’s the easy gift, though, because you know what your dog likes. He knows what you like, too: snuggling together with a good book. So why not try these Canine Christmas books? Big brown eyes. Who can resist them? Not author Joal Derse Dauer, and in the true story “Saving Sadie” (with Elizabeth Ridley), she writes...

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