Monthly Archives: June 2012

Outside The Lines

Outside The Lines by Amy Hatvany Washington Square Press/2012   Reviewed By: Sheri de Grom Outside The Lines, Amy Hatvany’s third novel, is a haunting slice of life. I’ve never read a more honest portrayal of mental illness. I found … Continue reading

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Soldiers, Sports and Ordinary People

Traumatic Brain Injuries – Part 2 of 5 Soldiers, Sports and Ordinary People Outlined in my blog of June 18, 2012 are the numerous problems created by Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) and how they have affected my life. Gardening season … Continue reading

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The Reason Is You

The Reason Is You by Sharla Lovelace Berkley Publishing Group/2012   Reviewer: Sheri de Grom Sharla Lovelace’s debut novel, The Reason Is You, is one of the most delightful reads I’ve encountered this year. The first sentence carried me into … Continue reading

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Do We Need To Bring Back The Draft

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) – Part 1 of 5 Do We Need To Bring Back The Draft Before the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, most people were familiar with the term ‘concussion.’ We’d here a neighbor or a co-worker refer to someone having a concussion and … Continue reading

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When You Were Mine

When You Were Mine by Elizabeth Nobel Simon & Schuster/2011   Reviewed by: Sheri de Grom Elizabeth Nobel’s sixth novel, When You Were Mine, is the story of Susannah, a woman approaching 40 who’s discontented with her life. She’s obsessed … Continue reading

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Trading Health for Weapons

Trading Health for Weapons Pentagon Threatens Congress Jason Miller, executive editor of Federal News Radio, published an article on May 31, 2012, that made me want to embrace Congress for the first time in a very long time. He reported, … Continue reading

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Faith by Jennif…

Faith by Jennifer Haigh Harper Perennial/2011   Reviewed By: Sheri de Grom      Holding four novels I’ve recently read, I try to decide which one I’ll review. Will it be the one about the family torn apart when their son, … Continue reading

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