Sunday, February 9, 2014

What Nora Knew

Linda Yellin

Molly is a thirty-nine-year-old divorced writer living in New York City who wants her own column, a Wikipedia entry, and to never end up in her family’s Long Island upholstery business. For the past four years Molly’s been on staff at Eye Spy, covering all the wacky assignments. She’s snuck vibrators through security scanners, speed-dated undercover, danced with Rockettes, and posed nude for a Soho art studio.

Fearless in everything except love, Molly is now dating a forty-four-year-old chiropractor. He’s comfortable, but safe. When Molly is assigned to write a piece about New York City romance “in the style of Nora Ephron,” she flunks out big time. Clearly she can’t recognize romance. And in her own life, she can’t recognize the one man who can go one-on-one with her, the one man who gets her. Mainly because he’s a well-known player.

But, with help from Nora Ephron’s movies, Molly learns to open her heart, suppress her cynicism, and find her very own fairytale ending. Linda Yellin’s WHAT NORA KNEW will captivate readers with its charm and humor.(from Netgalley)

My Thoughts

Molly is assigned the task of writing an article about relationships. How do you know when you’ve met “the one”? In our digital age of texting, tweeting, facebooking, etc. - how is it even possible to have a relationship?

This was a very likeable, light hearted read. Molly has a great sense of humor and I was frequently smiling as I read about her research into romance. She has quirky family and friends that added a fun element to the story. I’ve liked several Nora Ephron movies, and this book was very similar to that style. An enjoyable tale into the world of being single, with all it’s plusses and minuses, and a satisfying end to the story.

This is the first book I’ve read by Ms. Yellin and I thought it was quite entertaining.

I’d like to thank Gallery Books, via Netgalley, for allowing me to read this in exchange for an unbiased review,

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