Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Lifeboat

The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan Little Brown & Company/2012   Reviewer: Sheri de Grom The prologue of Charlotte Rogan’s debut novel, The Lifeboat, gives the reader the ending of the story. Grace, the narrator, is awaiting trial for murder. She’s … Continue reading

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Liebster Award

Liebster Award Today I found out that Patricia Yager Delagrange nominated me for the Liebster Award. Thank you, Patti. I’m honored to be one of your recipients. You can read her July 22, 2012 post here: http://www.patriciayagerdelagrange.com The rules for the … Continue reading

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The Soldier’s Wife

The Soldier’s Wife – Margaret Leroy Hyperion/2011   Reviewer: Sheri de Grom Nazis are bombing Cherbourg, France in June of 1940. They will soon be invading the Channel Islands where Vivienne de la Maire waits for the German occupation to … Continue reading

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Brain Injuries – No Fault Of Their Own

Traumatic Brain Injuries – Part 5 of 5  Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (C.T.E.) and Conclusion Thomas Insel, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) wrote in his director’s report on May 28, 2012, that “NIMH was established nearly 65 … Continue reading

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The Lost Daughter

The Lost Daughter by Lucy Ferriss Berkley Publishing Group/2012   Reviewed By: Sheri de Grom Lucy Ferriss’ novel, The Lost Daughter, opens with one of the most effective prologues I’ve read in women’s fiction. I was horrified at two teens … Continue reading

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Aftermath of Memory Loss

Traumatic Brain Injuries – Part 4 of 5 In The Name of Modern Medicine, cont. The days passed without Tom recognizing me and the staff treated me like the enemy. Had someone warned them, “Do not approach,” or perhaps, “Use … Continue reading

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Fifty-Five Years of Memories Stolen

Traumatic Brain Injuries – Part 3 of 5 In The Name of Modern Medicine Fifteen years before my husband, Tom, lost his entire memory, we’d had a perfect wedding. It was the spring of 1986. We were wed in the … Continue reading

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