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Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting

by (Random House)

(99 reviews)

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? The perfect gift for new parents and grandparents this Mother's Day: a bighearted book of wisdom, wit, and insight, celebrating the love and joy of being a grandmother, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and #1 bestselling author

"This tender book should be required reading for grandparents everywhere." -- Booklist (starred review)

"I am changing his diaper, he is kicking and complaining, his exhausted father has gone to the kitchen for a glass of water, his exhausted mother is prone on the couch. He weighs little more than a large sack of flour and yet he has laid waste to the living room: swaddles on the chair, a nursing pillow on the sofa, a car seat, a stroller. No one cares about order, he is our order, we revolve around him. And as I try to get in the creases of his thighs with a wipe, I look at his, let's be honest, largely formless face and unfocused eyes and fall in love with him. Look at him and think, well, that's taken care of, I will do anything for you as long as we both shall live, world without end, amen."

Before blogs even existed, Anna Quindlen became a go-to writer on the joys and challenges of family, motherhood, and modern life, in her nationally syndicated column. Now she's taking the next step and going full nana in the pages of this lively, beautiful, and moving book about being a grandmother. Quindlen offers thoughtful and telling observations about her new role, no longer mother and decision-maker but secondary character and support to the parents of her grandson. She writes, "Where I once led, I have to learn to follow." Eventually a close friend provides words to live by: "Did they ask you?"

Candid, funny, frank, and illuminating, Quindlen's singular voice has never been sharper or warmer. With the same insights she brought to motherhood in Living Out Loud and to growing older in Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, this new nana uses her own experiences to illuminate those of many others.

Praise for Nanaville

"Witty and thoughtful... Nanaville serves up enough vivid anecdotes and fresh insights -- about childhood, about parenthood, about grandparenthood and about life -- to make for a gratifying read." -- The New York Times

"Classic, bittersweet Quindlen... [Her] wonder at seeing her eldest child grow into his new role is lovely and moving... The best parts of Nanaville are the charming vignettes of Quindlen's solo time with her grandson." -- NPR

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  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Print Length: 154 Pages
  • File Size: 2,618 KB

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