Search Results: "the nanny diaries"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NANNY DIARIES by Emma McLaughlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2002

"Sometimes farcical, largely sincere—and ultimately trivial."
Rich parents, neglected brats, an overworked caregiver. Read full book review >

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THE NANNY by Melissa Nathan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Equal melodrama and farce."
No, no, not that New York Nanny—an English one. Sort of like Bridget Jones, but not so jaded, with unmistakable echoes of I Don't Know How She Does It and other chick-lit classics. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD NANNY by Benjamin Cheever
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2004

"Although Cheever's parody of suburbia ('Tara-on-Hudson') and publishing ('Bathos Literary Agency') can be a tad heavy-handed, this is an immensely funny and sharp account of the vanity of human wishes."
In a topsy-turvy suburbia, the memoir-author (Selling Ben Cheever, 2002) and novelist (Famous After Death, 1999, etc.) visits the sorrows of Job upon a hapless book editor who hires a mysterious nanny who turns out to be his undoing—and salvation. Read full book review >

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THE NANNY MURDERS by Merry Jones
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2005

"Low-intensity."
Jones draws on her nonfiction background (Birthmothers, 1993, etc.) to craft a thriller debut. Read full book review >

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WHAT THE NANNY SAW by Fiona Neill
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"Not much happens in Neill's novel, but her portrayal of the family is happily addictive and their greed-driven downfall a little bit delicious."
A university student gets an insider's look at the world banking crisis when she becomes nanny to a London financier, from the British author of Slummy Mummy (2007). Read full book review >

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NANNY by Nancy Salz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 28, 2014

"This moving remembrance proves the importance of kindness in a child's life and the redemptive power of carrying on our loved ones' legacies."
A probing, heartfelt memoir about the true meaning of family. Read full book review >

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THE NANNY AND THE ICEBERG by Ariel Dorfman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"A very busy tale that melts in the frenetic heat of its telling."
Like its eponymous iceberg, this strained fictional mix of politics, affected profundity, and supposedly comic eroticism is as much about the obvious—a young man's struggle to lose his virginity—as about what is hidden in the depths: Chilean history. Read full book review >

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THE DIARIES by Chuck Driskell
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"Uninventive and fairly exploitative, but still an engaging, enjoyable thriller."
During a routine mission, a troubled spy stumbles upon a cache of diaries—the lost accounts of a Jewish house servant brutalized by Adolf Hitler—in Driskell's thriller. Read full book review >

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THE DIARIES by Alma Mahler-Werfel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Readers seeking a clearer picture of her story should seek it in the second volume of Henry-Louis de La Grange's monumental Mahler biography."
Alma Mahler-Werfel had a knack with men. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOLLY AND THE NANNY BIRD by Dorothy Dunnett
Released: Aug. 30, 1982

"Nick-of-time rescues, frou-frou dialogue, an antic-frantic pace—but those with a taste for tart, ultra-rich froth will find this entirely yummy; and even less giddy sorts will fall for the sailing suspense and the mouth-watering Yugoslavian scenery."
Don't be confused when the publisher tells you that this is the latest in the Dolly and the. . . series; in the US, Dunnett's previous adventures for spy/painter Johnson Johnson (and yacht Dolly) have been published under such titles as The Photogenic Soprano and Murder in Focus. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF NANNY PIGGINS by R.A. Spratt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Readers will demand swift release of the two sequels already out Down Under. (Animal fantasy. 7-12)"
Widower Mr. Green's a lawyer who helps the rich avoid taxes. Read full book review >

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THE PREP DIARIES by Evan J. Peterson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2017

"Readers curious about how HIV prevention drugs can influence a sexual revolution should find lots of vivid details in this ambitious and honest story."
A young gay man shares his anxieties and epiphanies about safe sex in this memoir. Read full book review >