Get It Done: From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes a Day

“Get It Done: From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes a Day” by Sam Bennett c.2014, New World Library $15.95 / $19.95 Canada 219 pages You’re hoping someone has a match. That’s because you need a fire lit under your tail. You’ve … [Read more...]

The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living

“The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living” by Amit Sood, M.D., M.Sc. c.2014, DaCapo Lifelong Books $19.99 / $23.00 Canada 320 pages   Lately, it seems as though everything sets your teeth on edge. The neighbors are way too noisy. C … [Read more...]

A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power

“A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power” by Jimmy Carter c.2014, Simon & Schuster $28.00 / $34.00 Canada 213 pages No Gurlz Allowed. Once upon a time, you might’ve seen a sign that said that, or hung one in spite. Girls ha … [Read more...]

Animal Shelter thanks Cub Scouts

[slideshow_deploy id='1205'] To the Editor: A big thank you to Cub Scout Pack 640. As a project the group wanted to do something for the animals at the shelter. They collected food, treats, toys, brushes, collars and items for the animals. On … [Read more...]

Handbook for an Unpredictable Life

“Handbook for an Unpredictable Life” by Rosie Perez c.2014, Crown Archetype $26.00 / $30.00 Canada 322 pages Having braces apparently wasn’t bad enough. You hated your tin grin, but that wasn’t as demoralizing as acne, which was nothing compa … [Read more...]

The Ogallala Road : A Memoir of Love and Reckoning

“The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning” by Julene Bair c.2014, Viking $26.95 / $28.50 Canada 288 pages Tap, tap, tap. That’s all you’re thinking when you’re thirsty. A chilly glass, sparkly ice, and a fresh tap that requires little … [Read more...]

You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty

“You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty” by Dave Barry c.2014, Putnam $26.95 / $31.00 Canada 224 pages You never wanted to grow up to be a zookeeper. And yet, your home is filled with wildlife: monkeys on the furniture. Hyenas watching TV. Eleph … [Read more...]

The Orphan Choir

“The Orphan Choir” by Sophie Hannah c.2014, Picador $25.00 / higher in Canada 277 pages Your neighbor loves heavy rock & roll. He has all the CDs of all the major metal bands. It’s impressive, really, the determination he used to find the … [Read more...]

Historical Heartthrobs

“Historical Heartthrobs” by Kelly Murphy with Hallie Fryd c.2013, Zest Books $17.99 / $22.99 Canada 223 pages He loves me. She loves me not. You might think it’s a children’s pastime but when you’re shaky on love, that old pick-the- … [Read more...]

Things I’ve Learned from Dying: A Book about Life

“Things I’ve Learned from Dying: A Book about Life” by David R. Dow c.2014, Twelve $25.00 / $28.00 Canada 273 pages Just one more bedtime story. You wanted that as a child because you’ve always been someone who hates endings (one more for the … [Read more...]