What Nora Knew by: Linda Yellin

Image. Overview:  Molly Hallberg 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 for an online magazine, covering all the wacky assignments. She’s snuck vibrators through security scanners, speed-dated undercover, danced with the 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. She can’t recognize romance. And she can’t recognize the one man who can go one-on-one with her, the one man who gets her. But with wit, charm, whip-smart humor, and Nora Ephron’s romantic comedies, Molly learns to open her heart and suppress her cynicism in this bright, achingly funny novel.

Review:  I loved Nora Ephron and her witty take on love. Linda Yellin has captured that style in this book.  Molly is the type of New Yorker that you can relate to.  She just wants to be loved that way that the women are loved in Nora Ephron’s movies.  Linda has done a remarkable job with this novel.  It was a pleasure to read.  I laughed out loud and cheered Molly on when she needed it.  I give this book 5 crowns.