The Nanny Diaries
Nan goes to work for the wealthy X family in Manhattan to put herself through NYU. But with divorce on the cards, will she be able to maintain the men <more...>tal health of their son, despite the onslaught of Personal Problem Consultants, a macrobiotic nutritionist and bilingual meals?
The Book of Bright Ideas
Wisconsin, 1961. Evelyn "Button" Peters is nine the summer Winnalee and her fiery-spirited older sister, Freeda, blow into her small town–and from t <more...>he moment she sees them, Button knows this will be a summer unlike any other. Much to her mothers dismay, Button is fascinated by the Malone sisters, especially Winnalee, a feisty scrap of a thing who carries around a shiny silver urn containing her mothers ashes and a tome she calls "The Book of Bright Ideas." It is here, Winnalee tells Button, that she records everything she learns: her answers to the mysteries of life. But sometimes those mysteries conceal a truth better left buried. And when a devastating secret is suddenly revealed, dividing loyalties and uprooting lives, no one–from Winnalee and her sister to Button and her family–will ever be the same.
Something to Tell You
Jamal is middle-aged, though reluctant to admit it. He has an ex-wife, a son he adores, a thriving career as a psychoanalyst and vast reserves of unsa <more...>tisfied desire. "Secrets are my currency," he says. "I deal in them for a living." And he has some of his own. He is haunted by Ajita, his first love, whom he hasn't seen in decades, and by an act of violence he has never confessed.