Kerry's Picks

Kerry hails from a small central Washington town surrounded by  orchards, vineyards, and lots of cows.
After graduating from Eastern Washington University, he moved back and  forth between Spokane and Portland a few times before finally settling  in Spokane.  (Though, he sorely misses the Oregon coast.)

In his free time, Kerry enjoys reading a variety of things but his  favorite genres are science fiction and fantasy. Some of his favorite authors include Michael Crichton, Robert Jordan, Douglas Adams, Mary Doria Russell, George R. R. Martin, Mercedes Lackey, Truman Capote, Bart  D. Ehrman, Nathaniel Philbrick, and Nadia Bolz-Weber.

The Key to Time Cover Image
ISBN: 9780998362403
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Published: Raven House Media - February 2nd, 2017

In another timeline, in a universe that slightly resembles our own,  young Quincy Harris must navigate life without her parents.  Flying to  a new school on the backs of giant eagles, Quincy makes new friends,  fends off enemies and tries to discover her own hidden Talents as well  as the secrets of the mysterious key left to her by her mother.  In  her debut novel, R. M. Seidler has created a richly fascinating world  that you will sorely wish you could visit.  The Key to Time is a great  book from a fresh new author with a promising future!

Why Your Life Sucks: ...and What You Can Do about It Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553383621
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Published: Bantam Books - November 29th, 2005

This is a great little book to help inspire you to change your life  for the better.  Alan Cohen gives some very blunt, down to earth  advice on everyday issues that can drag people down and make them feel  not at their best.  I tend to pick this book up every couple of months  just to remind myself of things that I can improve with just a little  bit (or sometimes a lot) of effort.  There is an old adage that you  can’t keep doing the same thing and expect different results.  This  book helps point out ways that you can change what you do and how you  think to improve how you feel.

Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People Cover Image
ISBN: 9781601427564
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Published: Convergent Books - September 27th, 2016

Nadia Bolz-Weber is a Lutheran minister and the founder of the  congregation House for All Sinners and Saints.  This book is a  follow-up to her previous one Pastrix (which I also recommend).   Drawing from her own life-experience and reflecting on her  parishioners and their deeply-held beliefs, the author explores a side  of Christianity that is welcoming, inclusive, and genuinely heartfelt.   Bolz-Weber exhibits a rare compassion and strength to which I, for  one, can only aspire.  This is a great read and you may want to have a  box of tissues nearby for happy and sad tears.