Nanny Returns: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 15, 2009 - Fiction - 305 pages
38 Reviews
More than four million readers fell
in love with Nan, the smart, spirited,
and sympathetic heroine of the
#1 New York Times bestseller
The Nanny Diaries.

Now she's back. After living abroad for twelve years, she and her husband, Ryan, aka H.H., have returned to New York to make a life for themselves. In the midst of getting her new business off the ground and fixing up their fixer-upper, Ryan announces his sudden desire to start a family. His timing simply couldn't be worse.

To compound the mounting construction and marital chaos, her former charge, Grayer X, now sixteen years old, makes a drunken, late-night visit, wanting to know why she abandoned him all those years ago. But how can she explain to Grayer what she still hasn't come to terms with herself? In an attempt to assuage her guilt, yet against every instinct, Nan tries to help Grayer and his younger brother, Stilton, through their parents' brutal divorce, drawing her back into the ever-bizarre life of Mrs. X and her Upper East Side enclave of power and privilege.

After putting miles and years between herself and this world, Nan finds she's once again on the front line of the battle with the couture-clad elite for their children's wellbeing.

With its whip-smart dialogue and keen observations of modern life, Nanny Returns gives a firsthand tour of what happens when a community that chose money over love finds itself with neither.

The Nanny Diaries was made into a major motion picture.
  

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User Review  - MickyFine - LibraryThing

In the sequel to The Nanny Diaries, Nan has returned to New York City with her husband, Ryan, after a twelve year absence. While working on setting up her consulting business, grappling with immensity ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cassie - Goodreads

As everyone else says, I feel that the Nanny Returns was pretty much a letdown after the Nanny Diaries, which really takes a sneak peek into the world of New York and its crazy elite. I don't know if ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
24
Section 3
45
Section 4
55
Section 5
71
Section 6
77
Section 7
78
Section 8
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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About the author (2009)

Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus work together in New York City. They are also the authors of The Nanny Diaries, which was made into a major motion picture, and the New York Times bestsellers, Dedication, Citizen Girl, Nanny Returns, and their first YA novel, The Real Real. For more information, visit www.emmaandnicola.com.

Nicola Kraus was born in New York City on August 17, 1974. She graduated from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a concentration in Arts in Education. She met Emma McLaughlin while both were attending New York University, and working as nannies. They collaborated together to write a "purely" fictional account of the life of a nanny to the upper class in New York City. The Nanny Diaries topped the New York Times Bestsellers List in 2002 and was adapted into a film starring Scarlett Johansson in 2007. Their other works include Citizen Girl, Dedication, The Real Real, and Nanny Returns.

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