Searching for Mary Poppins

Women Write About the Intense Relationship Between Mothers And Nannies

by Susan Davis, Gina Hyams and Melissa Block

Hardcover, 293 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $24.95 | purchase

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Searching for Mary Poppins
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Women Write About the Intense Relationship Between Mothers And Nannies
Author
Susan Davis, Gina Hyams, et al

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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.