Ladysitting: My Year with Nana at the End of Her Century

Ladysitting: My Year with Nana at the End of Her Century

by Lorene Cary
Ladysitting: My Year with Nana at the End of Her Century

Ladysitting: My Year with Nana at the End of Her Century

by Lorene Cary

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Overview

“Radiant.” —O, The Oprah Magazine

From cherished memories of childhood weekends with Nana to the reality of the year she spent “ladysitting,” Lorene Cary journeys through stories of their time together and five generations of their African American family. Weaving a narrative of her complicated relationship with Nana—a fiercely independent and often stubborn woman whose family fled the Jim Crow South and who managed her own business until 100—Cary captures the ruptures, love, and forgiveness that can occur in family as she bears witness to her grandmother’s vibrant life.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393358230
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 06/23/2020
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 517,295
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Lorene Cary is author of the memoirs Ladysitting and Black Ice, three novels, and a book for young readers. She teaches at University of Pennsylvania and has written a one-act opera of Ladysitting and a play, My General Tubman. She lives in Philadelphia.
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