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Searching for Mary Poppins: Women Write About the Relationship Between Mothers and Nannies
     

Searching for Mary Poppins: Women Write About the Relationship Between Mothers and Nannies

by Susan Davis
 

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With wit, sensitivity, and unflinching honesty, Searching for Mary Poppins brings together twenty-five of today’s leading woman writers—including Marisa de los Santos, Susan Cheever, Joyce Maynard, and Jacquelyn Mitchard—to explore the emotional minefield of mother-nanny relationships. From Daphne Merkin on the challenges of hiring a

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With wit, sensitivity, and unflinching honesty, Searching for Mary Poppins brings together twenty-five of today’s leading woman writers—including Marisa de los Santos, Susan Cheever, Joyce Maynard, and Jacquelyn Mitchard—to explore the emotional minefield of mother-nanny relationships. From Daphne Merkin on the challenges of hiring a nanny after having been raised by one to Lauren Slater on her regret at having “given her mothering away,” the collection’s stunningly original pieces offer rare insight into the complex issues that emerge when a mother turns the care of her child over to a stranger. Raising questions that reach beyond money, race, class, and gender into the darkest areas of love and fear that a mother feels, this book ultimately provides hope, solace, and welcome perspective on this unique relationship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440628986
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/25/2007
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
509 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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SUSAN DAVIS has worked in public radio for over a decade and is currently a senior producer at North Carolina Public Radio/ WUNC in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
GINA HYAMS is the author of several books on travel and the arts. Her work has also appeared in Newsweek, Salon, and San Francisco magazine.

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