Author: Terri Schlichenmeyer

“Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation” by Alan Burdick

“Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation” by Alan Burdick c.2017, Simon & Schuster $28.00 / $37.00 Canada 301 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Your last vacation was really fun. Those seven days felt like ten minutes. And then you were back to work, where ten minutes can seem like seven days. Why is that?  How come enjoyable things whiz by fast and why do you wake up seconds before the alarm goes off?  Read “Why Time Flies” by Alan Burdick, and just watch… What time is it?  Chances are, you ask that question many times a day,...

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“Ray & Joan” by Lisa Napoli

“Ray & Joan” by Lisa Napoli c.2016, Dutton $27.00 / $36.00 Canada 353 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER To go. Whoever put those two delicious words together really knew what they were doing: order your food, ask for it “to go,” save yourself time, and eat wherever you want. You might not even have to get out of the car. Yes, “to go” are magic words but, as in the new book “Ray and Joan” by Lisa Napoli, there are still things you can’t take with you when you do. It all started with oranges. “Millions of oranges…...

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“Cradles of Power” by Harold I. Gullan

“Cradles of Power” by Harold I. Gullan c.2016, Skyhorse Publishing $27.99 / $42.99 Canada 379 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Your parents had such high hopes for you. You were going to make it, and make something of yourself. You’d have a better life than they had: more wealth, stronger health, bigger home, more opportunities. You were going to be somebody even if, as in the new book “Cradles of Power” by Harold I. Gullan, it took everything they had. Walk through any bookstore or library and you’ll learn that over the last 240 years, a lot has...

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“Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” by J.D. Vance

“Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” by J.D. Vance c.2016, Harper $27.99 / $34.99 Canada 264 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Home is where the heart is. It’s where folks take you in because they love you, and put up with your nonsense for the same reason. It’s where you go when there’s nowhere else, a haven both for body and soul. Home is where the heart is – and, as in the new memoir “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance, it’s also where troubles begin. At first glance, most people would say J.D....

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“Faithful: A Novel” by Alice Hoffman

“Faithful: A Novel” by Alice Hoffman c.2016, Simon & Schuster $26.00 / $35.00 Canada 272 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER The best years of your life. That’s what people tell you about high school. Remember those days, they say. They’ll be the best of your life. But zits, mean girls, broken dreams, and broken friends aren’t exactly best. Sometimes in high school, as in the new book “Faithful” by Alice Hoffman, the very worst things can happen. Nobody thought it was anything but an accident. The road was icy that night. Shelby Richmond was driving and she wasn’t...

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