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Nannies Still Draw a Keen Audience

Keith Bedford for The New York Times

Consider Marie, Lola and Grace, fictional nannies all.

Marie sleeps with the husband of the family that’s hired her, kidnaps her charge and passes out drunk. Lola works two jobs to support five children back in the Philippines, furiously networks with other nannies and offers advice to a couple who are still mastering modern parenthood. Grace, a teenager who leaves Trinidad for New York, confronts her employers’ condescension while making friends, finding romance and learning the ropes about America from an established coterie of nannies.

Marcy Dermansky (born June 9, 1969 in New Jersey) is an American film critic and author. Her debut novel Twins was published in 2005 by William Morrow. Bad Marie, her second novel, was published in 2010 by Harper Perennial.

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