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Terri Schlichenmeyer



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Sorry Not Sorry

Oh, the things you did in your youth! All those late nights, sneaking out of the house and thinking your parents didn’t know (they did). The crazy things you did on the road, hoping the police would never stop you (they did). The parties, the goofy fashions, the drama, all the fun and all the regrets… like author Naya Rivera, are you “Sorry Not Sorry”?

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Darktown

Someone always has to be first. That can be a good thing, or a bad one. Good, if it’s a cafeteria, supermarket queue, electronics store, or conga line; better, if free samples are involved. Bad, in experiments, taste-testing, first-on- last-off and, as in the new novel “Darktown” by Thomas Mullen, first in a dangerous new job.

Elizabeth and Michael

You never have to explain yourself when you’re together; everything said (and unsaid) is understood. There may be many years between you, but it doesn’t matter. There may be differences in background, but no worries. Nothing keeps you apart, and in the new book “Elizabeth and Michael” by Donald Bogle, that might be because you have everything in common.

Elizabeth and Michael

You never have to explain yourself when you’re together; everything said (and unsaid) is understood. There may be many years between you, but it doesn’t matter. There may be differences in background, but no worries. Nothing keeps you apart, and in the new book “Elizabeth and Michael” by Donald Bogle, that might be because you have everything in common.

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The Full Tank Life

At the end of the day, you’re out of gas. There’s nothing left in your reserves, not a drop. You’re done, wondering if this is as far as you’ll ever go but somehow open to new suggestions. So read “The Full Tank Life” by Ben Tankard. It might just rev your engine again.

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Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White

There’s no magic wand to change the things that’ve been on your mind lately: social issues, inequality, poverty, politics, apathy, violence. Those ills didn’t arrive quick and they won’t leave quick but, says Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, they can be repaired.

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Brave Like Me

Never be afraid of…. Your Mommy and Daddy have taught you that. Never be afraid of spiders, big animals, lightning, or loud noises. Always be brave, they say, and so you are – and in the new book “Brave Like Me” by Barbara Kerley, you’ll see how that courage you’ve got helps them, too.

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The Education of Kevin Powell

By Kevin Powell

You never knew what you didn’t have. There were times in your childhood when cereal was supper because there was nothing else. When birthday toys seemed gently pre-loved, hand-me-downs were new to you, and you were none the wiser.

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'I Almost Forgot about You'

In every love life, there’s always “the one that got away.” He got away because you were both too young, too scared, too broke, or too different.

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“83 Minutes: The Doctor, the Damage, and the Shocking Death of Michael Jackson”

An accident, a murder, a surprise can happen in an instant that can seem like a lifetime. It doesn’t take very long – or does it? The odd thing about time is that it’s shapeable, as you’ll see in the new book “83 Minutes: The Doctor, the Damage, and the Shocking Death of Michael Jackson” by Matt Richards and Mark Langthorne.

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