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Yes, And: How Improvisation Reverses “No, But” Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration by Kelly Leonard, Tom Yorton (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on August 21, 2015 tagged nonfiction

Think Like a Freak The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner (2014)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on January 9, 2015 tagged essaysnonfiction

The View from Penthouse B by Elinor Lipman (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on December 13, 2013 tagged literary
    Gwen’s husband dies and her sister is divorced and broke. They try to build new lives in New York.

Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little (2014)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on November 28, 2014 tagged mystery
    Released from prison on a technicality, a starlet tries to discover who killed her mother.

Loving Learning: How Progressive Education Can Save America's Schools by Tom Little, Katherine Ellison (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on December 25, 2015 tagged nonfiction

Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter by Nina MacLaughlin (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on June 17, 2016 tagged nonfiction

The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds by Alexander McCall Smith (2012)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on November 29, 2013 tagged mystery
    A philosopher and part-time private detective helps an acquaintance recover a stolen painting.

Dorothy Parker Drank Here by Ellen Meister (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on June 26, 2015 tagged literaryparanormal

Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the Oligarchs: A True Story of Ambition, Wealth, Betrayal, and Murder by Ben Mezrich (2016)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on July 29, 2016 tagged history

How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on November 1, 2013 tagged coming of agemysterythriller
    A teenage criminal is recruited to a school where classes include embezzlement, terrorism, and cybercrime.

The Property by Rutu Modan (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on January 17, 2014 tagged graphic novelliterary
    Mica accompanies her grandmother to Warsaw to reclaim a piece of family real estate.

Raven Girl by Audrey Niffenegger (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on December 27, 2013 tagged fantasygraphic novel
    A postman falls in love with a raven who falls from her nest. Their child is a girl who longs to fly.

The Truth by Michael Palin (2012)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on August 1, 2014 tagged literary
    A journalist celebrates an iconoclastic freedom fighter, but his publisher wants a scandal-ridden expose.

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on June 14, 2013 tagged chapter bookgraphic novelmystery

This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on June 20, 2014 tagged biographyessays
    Ann Patchett muses on marriage, writing, dogs, and more.

The Jesus Cow by Michael Perry (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on October 2, 2015 tagged literary

Miller's Valley by Anna Quindlen (2016)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on April 8, 2016 tagged literary

Still Life With Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen (2014)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on August 15, 2014 tagged literary
    After her life falls apart, art photographer Rebecca Winter tries to adjust to life in upstate New York.

The Still Point of the Turning World by Emily Rapp (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on August 23, 2013 tagged biographynonfiction

Calling Invisible Women by Jeanne Ray (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on August 23, 2013 tagged literary

Unlucky Charms (Cold Cereal Saga #2) by Adam Rex (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on September 20, 2013 tagged fantasyhumor

What in God's Name by Simon Rich (2012)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on May 31, 2013 tagged humorparanormal
    In 30 days God will destroy the world to open an Asian-fusion restaurant unless Angels can answer one prayer.

Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway by Michael Riedel (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on February 5, 2016 tagged history

'Til Faith Do Us Part How Interfaith Marriage Is Transforming America by Naomi Schaefer Riley (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on February 21, 2014 tagged nonfiction
    An exploration of the ways 45% of Americans are transforming religion because they marry outside their faiths.

The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on October 24, 2014 tagged historical fictionmystery
    A police typist is drawn into a co-worker's world of speakeasies, hotel living, and flapper-girl glamour.

The Smartest Kids in the World And How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on April 4, 2014 tagged nonfiction
    An examination of the world’s education superpowers, and a theory on why their students do so well.

Mean Moms Rule Why Doing the Hard Stuff Now Creates Good Kids Later by Denise Schipani (2012)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on May 2, 2014 tagged nonfiction
    A manifesto for parents who need to stop catering to their kids’ every whim and relax.

The Sister Season by Jennifer Scott (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on July 25, 2014 tagged literary
    The three Yancey sisters' families come together for Christmas to try to shake off decades' worth of hurt.

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on November 8, 2013 tagged humorshort stories
    Humorous essays and short stories on David Sedaris’ family history, book tour experiences, and other absurdities.

Turn Around Bright Eyes The Rituals of Love and Karaoke by Rob Sheffield (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on July 4, 2014 tagged biography
    Rob Sheffield gets through grief and finds new love through the magic of karaoke.

Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on January 31, 2014 tagged paranormal
    Kate’s sister Vi, a famous psychic, predicts a major earthquake. A media frenzy ensues.

Trains and Lovers by Alexander McCall Smith (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on February 28, 2014 tagged literaryromanceshort stories
    Four strangers on a train share stories of love, loss, and missed connections.

Drama High The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater by Michael Sokolove (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on June 6, 2014 tagged coming of agenonfiction
    A journalist revisits high school to showcase a drama teacher’s impact on students over a forty-year career.

A Most Imperfect Union A Contrarian History of the United States by Ilan Stavans (2014)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on February 6, 2015 tagged history

Kings of the Road How Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers, and Alberto Salazar Made Running Go Boom by Cameron Stracher (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on April 11, 2014 tagged nonfiction
    The story of how running became a national obsession in the U.S.

What Comes Next and How to Like It: A Memoir by Abigail Thomas (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on January 15, 2016 tagged biographyessays

The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts: Murder and Memory in an American City by Laura Tillman (2016)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on June 3, 2016 tagged mysterynonfiction

The Center of Everything by Linda Urban (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on May 10, 2013 tagged coming of agehumor
    Ruby’s grandmother died and her best friend isn’t talking to her. Her birthday wish: to make things right.

Orphan #8 by Kim van Alkemade (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on November 6, 2015 tagged literary

The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows are Built by Jack Viertel (2016)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on July 8, 2016 tagged nonfiction

Amy Falls Down by Jincy Willett (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on August 8, 2014 tagged literary
    A one-time writing wunderkind gives a brutally honest interview and becomes a celebrity again.

Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God by Lauren F. Winner (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on August 7, 2015 tagged biography

Miracle at Fenway The Inside Story of the Boston Red Sox 2004 Championship Season by Saul Wisnia (2014)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on January 16, 2015 tagged history

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on October 4, 2013 tagged coming of agehistorical fiction

It Ended Badly: 13 of the Worst Breakups in History by Jennifer Wright (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on February 12, 2016 tagged historyromance

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