By Emma McLaughlin

Greater than 4 million readers fell in love with Nan, the shrewdpermanent, lively, and sympathetic heroine of the number one big apple occasions bestseller The Nanny Diaries. After dwelling overseas for twelve years, Nan and her husband, Ryan, aka H.H., have lower back to ny to get her new company off the floor and fasten up their fixer-upper. To compound the mounting development woes and marital chaos of Ryan asserting his unexpected hope to start a kin, sixteen-year-old Grayer X makes a drunken, late-night stopover at desirous to recognize why Nan deserted him all these years in the past. quickly she is drawn again into Mrs. X's ever-bizarre Upper East aspect conclave of strength and privilege during this "eminently readable" and "surprisingly affecting" (Entertainment Weekly) story of what occurs while a neighborhood that chooses funds over love unearths itself with neither.

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She points to where the peach fabric stiffly balloons beneath the porcelain sink. At that, I drop my forehead into my palms and watch big tears splash onto my skirt. “And . ” She lifts my chin, brushing my dampening hair off my face with a gentle finger. ” I wipe my nose, glancing at where the marble meets the glazed concrete beneath the door. ” “That’s where the exciting stuff happens, Nan! ” She steps past me to check her lipstick. ” She pulls a linen hand towel from the ring and hands it to me.

My secretary got your name from the university. ” “Yes! Yes. ” A rapid succession of slides from my final graduate internship fly through my mind’s eye: white man, white man, white man—distinguished only by the monogram colors on the cuffs of their custom shirts. Not a clue. “Of course. How can I help you, Mr. ” I glance out the window at the Key Food bags that appear to be blooming off the backyard tree. ” I wipe my wet hand across my T-shirt and grip the phone, back straight, wallet open. ” He lets out a disgusted huff.

He looks around the room, a revelatory smile spreading from ear to ear. “I’m ready, Nan. Let’s not rent out two floors. ” I ask, starting to see patchy blurs where he’s standing in the dust-flecked light. “A baby. I want to have a baby. With you. ” He steps over, fervently taking both my hands, the Star Wars action figure wedged painfully between our skins. “I’m . ” I withdraw from his grip, the yuck of my tenure in this building flooding back as Han Solo somersaults to the floor. “I—this is totally changing our everything, being completely responsible for another person’s life, their happiness, twenty-four seven until we’re dead.

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