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by Susan Davis,Gina Hyams
- ISBN: 1594630232
- Category: Fiction
- Author: Susan Davis,Gina Hyams
- Subcategory: Essays & Correspondence
- Other formats: mbr rtf docx lit
- Language: English
- Publisher: Hudson Street Press; First Printing edition (September 21, 2006)
- Pages: 320 pages
- FB2 size: 1418 kb
- EPUB size: 1146 kb
- Rating: 4.7
- Votes: 716
Robinson, for instance, recalls the moment she had it all-the handsome husband, the beautiful baby, the stately townhouse, the fabulous job, and the coveted French nanny.
I cannot begin to tell you how much the majority of these essays offended the hell out of me. For one thing, there isn't a single essay written by a nanny; every single one of them is written by a mother.
Susan Davis, Gina Hyams.
News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. A series of essays by twenty-five top women writers explores the dynamic between mothers and nannies as well as the spectrum of emotions experienced by mothers when relinquishing their children to another caregiver, in a volume that includes pieces by Susan Cheever, Joyce Maynard, and Jacquelyn Mitchard.
From Daphne Merkin on the challenges of hiring a nanny after having been raised by one to Lauren Slater on her regret at having Â given her mothering away,Â the collectionÂ's stunningly original pieces offer rare insight into the complex issues that emerge when a mother turns the care of her child. Susan Davis, Gina Hyams.
Gina Hyams, Writer & Photographer. 2007; Hudson Street Press/Penguin . Gina Hyams is the author of The Tanglewood Picnic book and lots of other things as well. Pacific Spas: Luxury Getaways on the West Coast (Chronicle Books, 2006). In a Mexican Garden: Courtyards, Pools, and Open-Air Living Rooms (Chronicle Books, 2005). The Campfire Collection: Thrilling, Chilling Tales of Alien Encounters (Chronicle Books, 2005). Incense: Rituals, Mystery, Lore (Chronicle Books, 2004).
I found the book to be very touching and felt like I could go on reading about the relationships between mother's and nannies forever, it was really interesting to take a glimpse into the lives of these families. I was hoping for a great story about a Brit nanny and mother relationship). I really do recommend that parents and nannies read this fabulous collection of stories.
Susan Davis is Senior Lecturer at Central Queensland University, Australia.