Women Write About the Intense Relationship Between Mothers and Nannies
Hudson Street Press
On Sale: September 21, 2006
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Twenty-five bestselling and award-winning female writers
explore the emotional minefield of mother-nanny
From coast to coast, articles and
commentary on the new nanny culture abound. Nanny novels
have captured public imagination to bestselling results, and
thousands of Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“how to hire a nannyĂ˘â‚¬Âť guides are purchased
every year. But no book has addressed the unique intimacy
and intensity of the nanny-mother relationship through
narrative with the depth and sensitivity found in
Searching for Mary Poppins.
Susan Cheever, Marisa
de los Santos, Joyce Maynard, Daphne Merkin, Jacquelyn
Mitchard, Roxana Robinson, Rebecca Walker, and Elizabeth
Graver, along with seventeen other leading women writers,
explore the nanny conundrum, delving into the complex issues
that todayĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s mothers experience when they turn the care of
their children over to a stranger. Raising questions that
reach beyond money, race, class, gender, immigration, and
legality into the darkest areas of love and fear that a
mother feels, they offer viewpoints both rivetingly
disparate and hauntingly familiar.
Talk of the Nation - September 25, 2006
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