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Nine Years Under Coming of Age in an Inner-City Funeral Home by Sheri Booker (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on February 7, 2014 tagged biographynonfiction
    Everything Sheri Booker learned about life and business during nine years working at a Baltimore funeral home.

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

On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss (2014)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on August 21, 2015 tagged essayshistorynonfiction

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

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.

Papadaddy's Book for New Fathers Advice to Dads of All Ages by Clyde Edgerton (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on March 7, 2014 tagged humornonfiction
    A sixty-something novelist raising three kids offers humorous parenting advice.

The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs by Matthew Dicks (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on May 6, 2016 tagged coming of age

The Pine Tar Game: The Kansas City Royals, the New York Yankees, and Baseball’s Most Absurd and Entertaining Controversy by Filip Bondy (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on November 27, 2015 tagged historynonfiction

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.

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

Red Handed The Fine Art of Strange Crimes by Matt Kindt (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on December 19, 2014 tagged graphic novelmystery
    Strange, inexplicable things are happening around Detective Gould in this noir-esqe mystery.

Save the Date The Occasional Mortifications of a Serial Wedding Guest by Jen Doll (2014)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on January 2, 2015 tagged biography
    A perpetual bridesmaid struggles to figure out why she’s never half of the happy couple.

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

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.

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.

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.

Spare Parts Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream by Joshua Davis (2014)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on May 29, 2015 tagged coming of agescience

Starring Jules (As Herself) by Beth Ain (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on July 26, 2013 tagged chapter book

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

Stitches A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair by Anne Lamott (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on May 9, 2014 tagged biographyessays
    Essayist Anne Lamott meditates on the ways we manage to keep going when life swats us down.

The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door by Karen Finneyfrock (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on September 13, 2013 tagged coming of age

TalkTalk A Children's Book Author Speaks to Grownups by E.L. Konigsburg (1995)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on November 22, 2013 tagged essays
    Speeches and essays by children’s writer E.L. Konigsburg, including her 1968 Newbery acceptance speech.

Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on March 28, 2014 tagged literary
    A motivational speaker with trouble embracing her authentic self goes on a road trip with three friends.

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

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.

'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.

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

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.

Trashed by Derf Backderf (2015)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on April 15, 2016 tagged biographygraphic novelnonfiction

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.

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.

The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards by Kristopher Jansma (2014)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on October 10, 2014 tagged coming of ageliterary
    The story of a man who always wanted to be a writer but who lost every novel he ever wrote.

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.

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

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.

The Violinist's Thumb And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code by Sam Kean (2012)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on August 22, 2014 tagged science
    An engaging, comprehensive look at DNA.

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

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

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.

Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in the Minor Leagues of Baseball by John Feinstein (2014)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on January 15, 2016 tagged nonfiction

W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on May 30, 2014 tagged mystery
    Two seemingly unrelated deaths open a Pandora’s box in the latest Kinsey Millhone mystery.

World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements by John Hunter (2013)
    Reviewed by emilyreads on August 29, 2014 tagged nonfiction
    A veteran teacher shares what he’s learned by having his students play a game to solve the world’s crises.

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

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