E–pub/E–book (Mary Jane) author Jessica Anya Blau

Has strict Christian parents and is looking to find "HER IN LIFE TO HELP FIND HER PATH "path in To help find her path becomes a nanny for a couple where the h Nice coming of age story set in 1970s Balti I ate this book up The marketing tries to call it akin to Almost Famous or Daisy Jones but from page one I felt like I was reading a Judy Blume book Mary Jane Dillard is fourteen in mid seventies Balti when she has an unforgettable summer as the nanny for an adorable five year

named Izzy She lands in middle of a found family when Izzy s psychiatrist father begins live in treatment with a rockstar named Jimmy and Jimmy s Cher esue wife Sheba and the summer that follows feels like magic to both Mary Jane and the reader I recognized so many pieces of myself in Mary Jane and I was floored by a scene when her father after he discovers what his daughter has been doing all summer asks if she thinks about how that behavior reflects on the family s standing in the community That was almost note perfect a conversation I had repeatedly with my father rowing up that it was less my behavior and how it reflected on him That Mary Jane did nothing wrong and in fact was the lue that held the hodgepodge family together at Izzy s house was even familiar to me This is a book with hauntingly real mother daughter relationships honest portrayals of marriage and the ways they can differ and the heartbreaks are earned I adored each of these characters from the realistic 5 year old to the workaholic doctor to the rock star and the actress but mostly I loved Mary Jane herself Balti the 70sMary Jane is 14 and hers is a typical white American family The mother is a perfect housewife the father a lawyer Sunday is church Saturday is the club where every respectable and white neighbour is to be seen while all the workers are black Everything falls under an established order Glad when she lands a summer job as a nanny for the daughter of a local doctor A respectable job Mary Jane’s mother says In a respectable houseThe house may look respectable on the outside but inside it’s a literal and figurative mess clutter on every surface Impeachment Now More Than Ever bumper stickers on the doors cereal and takeout for dinner And even troublesome were Mary Jane’s mother to know which she does not the doctor is a psychiatrist who has cleared his summer for one important job helping a famous rock star dry
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It s summer in 1970s Balti and fourteen year old Mary Jane snags a job nannying for a local doctor s daughter Izzy Mary Jane s straight laced Christian parents are thrilled This is a ood job a respectable job Mary Jane is shocked when the doctor s wife reets her on her first day in a nearly see through top Izzy her five year old charge is in nothing but on her first day in a nearly see through top Izzy her five year old charge is in nothing but diaper and the house is a igantic mess What s Mary Jane learns that the doctor isn t a medical doctor as her parents presumed but in fact a psychiatrist who is helping a rock star dry out What s this rockstar and his wife are coming to live with them for the summer next week It s safe to say that this summer will be slightly different from the one that her parents had in mind and Mary Jane is here for it Mary Jane is an exuisite love letter to found family love music and that one sum er when you discover that your parents aren t always right It pulled at my heart and I cannot recommend it enough Read this book preferably in your teenage bedroom blasting a record that sets you freeThanks to Custom House Books and Netgalley for the ifted copyPairing Recommendation Oven baked macaroni and cheese Lemonade Sparks The Who Fun story of a very innocent 14 year old in 1975 being exposed to worlds she never knew existed one memorable summer For anyone who thinks Mary Jane s parents are a parody and there s no way anyone could be so straight I knew people s parents that were just like that then My family was like the Cones This was a fast read that seemed almost like a YA title sense since it s written from a 14 "year old s perspective Simply marvelous Set in the mid 1970s this is a fabulous coming of age story "old s perspective Simply marvelous Set in the mid 1970s this is a fabulous coming of age story wonderful characters I didn t want it to end More thorough review to comeThanks to the publisher for the advance reading copy A coming of age story set in the 70 s Mary Jane. Almost Famous meets Daisy Jones and the Six in this funny wise and tender novel about a fourteen year old irl’s coming of age in 1970s Balti caught between her strait laced family and the progressive family she nannies for who happen to be secretly hiding a famous rock star and his movie star wife for the summerIn 1970s Balti fourteen year old Mary Jane loves cooking with her mother singing in her church choir and enjoying her family’s subscription to the Broadway Showtunes of the Month record club Shy uiet and bookish she’s. Mary Jane

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Ike the meals carefully programmed by Mary Jane s mother or the prayer before the meals spelled out by the otherwise distracted father Hugging kissing any open display of love is forbidden just as much as bad words and sex talk or making Mary Jane finding a summer job as a baby sitter in the neighbourhood just fits this order of things But when she enters the Cones house she also enters the summer of her life that special summer But when she enters the Cones house she also enters the summer of her life that special summer we keep our bodies as they are but maybe we start Gökyüzü Mavi Kaldı growing our own understanding of things The Cones have different rules kind of no rules And when Dr Cone s patient arrives the drug addict rockstar Jimmy with hisorgoeus actress wife Sheba things et even unruly and different The atmosphere is somehow magic and unforgettableThe soundtrack carefully chosen to bring back those days flavour It is a sort of Stand by me meets Almost Famous two of my favourite movies by the way where Mary Jane s naivete makes us smile than once and is somehow reinforced by her sidekick little Izzy the Cone kid she has to babysitThere might be a small amount of naivete also in the novel construction and character characterization Have you ever seen a 5 year old being as lovely and easygoing as Izzy Probably "Only In Some MoviesAnd "in some moviesAnd ending is somewhow lacking Some Mordant But All mordant But all all I did enjoy reading it I was up till late because I actually wanted to know how it ended It was ood company and that is one of the most important things in a book Prepub due out May 2021 A fantastic coming of age story The titular Mary Jane spends one enlightening summer learning that there is to life than the suburban cookie cutter life her mother is preparing her for in the Balti suburbs in the mid 1970 sA mellow Laurel Canyon vibe that is reminiscent of Daisy Jones and the Six but is really about a young The Sun Shines Over the Sanggan River girl discovering her own potential. Ut A week after Mary Jane starts the rock star and his movie star wife move inOver the course of the summer Mary Jane introduces her new household to crisply ironed clothes and a family dinner schedule and has a front row seat to a liberal world of sex drugs and rock and roll not to mentionroup therapy Caught between the lifestyle she’s always known and the future she’s only just realized is possible Mary Jane will arrive at September with a new idea about what she wants out of life and what kind of person she’s oing to be?. ,