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Mary Jane: A Novel af Jessica Anya Blau
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Mary Jane: A Novel (original 2021; udgave 2021)

af Jessica Anya Blau (Forfatter)

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"The best book of the summer." ?? InStyle

"I LOVED this novel....If you have ever sung along to a hit on the radio, in any decade, then you will devour Mary Jane at 45 rpm." ??Nick Hornby

Almost Famous meets Daisy Jones & The Six in this "delightful" (New York Times Book Review) novel about a fourteen-year-old girl's coming of age in 1970s Baltimore, caught between her straight-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 summer.

In 1970s Baltimore, 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, quiet, and bookish, she's 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 house.

The 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 more 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 out. A week after Mary Jane starts, the rock star and his movie star wife move in.

Over 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 mention group 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 going… (mere)

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Titel:Mary Jane: A Novel
Forfattere:Jessica Anya Blau (Forfatter)
Info:Custom House (2021), 320 pages
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Mary Jane af Jessica Anya Blau (2021)

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Mary Jane is 14 in 1975 and is the child of old school parents who behave like they are in the 50s. The Dad is a grouch who never talks and the Mom does nothing but cook and clean and scowl at people who aren’t like them. They are a stereotypical “nice family” who are really uptight bigots.

She gets a job as a summer Nanny for a neighbor family who is scandalous in every way because they are young, messy, Jewish, pot smokers who are harboring two super famous people while one does intensive therapy for his drug addiction.

Mary Jane learns a lot about people over her summer with the hippies and opens her eye to the world outside her own living room.





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  hmonkeyreads | Jan 25, 2024 |
What a great coming of age novel that shows us just how far society has come. Mary Jane is far older than her years and makes in my opinion really realistic decisions as she navigates the world outside her 70s suburbia ( )
  hellokirsti | Jan 3, 2024 |
When you want to OD on 70s nostalgia, this is the book (she had me at the description of sitting by the stereo listening to the soundtrack from Pippin). Very charming and heart-warming ( )
  mmcrawford | Dec 5, 2023 |
Sheltered, fourteen-year-old Mary Jane of Baltimore is an unhip "little momma" type--she loves order and cooks and cleans like an adult. When she gets a summer job as a nanny to a much less conventional family--a psychiatrist, his wife, and their adorable daughter--she changes them, but she is changed by them as well. Moreover, the psychiatrist is secretly treating a rock star with a heroin problem and his movie-star wife, and through them (and an unorthodox "family therapy" session) Mary Jane learns the secrets of adult relationships and sexuality.

Set in 1975, this novel is an easy read, but I didn't believe a word of it. In some ways, Mary Jane seemed far too old for her years, and, in other ways, she seemed too young. The evasion of any mention of child labor laws and any discussion of the ethics of the psychiatrist treating a patient in his (the psychiatrist's) own home were glaring omissions. The adult characters seemed to have been manufactured out of cardboard. Perhaps most importantly, I didn't buy how quickly and deeply the book's "found family" developed. All in all, not a favorite. ( )
  akblanchard | Apr 24, 2023 |
This is not my usual type of book, but I was in the just right mood for something different and this totally worked for me. I listened on audio (it was great on audio!!) and it warmed my heart hearing about Mary Jane’s adventurous summer.

This is not a plot-heavy book. Not a lot really happens, but seeing these relationships build and grow was enough for me. Mary Jane comes from an extremely conservative family and moves into the opposite, but neither situation was perfect or what I would call healthy. Her parents were too rigid and unable to really let Mary Jane be a person. The Cone’s were too irresponsible and neglectful. And Mrs. Cone was wildly immature— definitely not ideal mother material. But I did feel the love in this giant found family of the Cone’s, Jimmy & Sheba, and Mary Jane.

The ending could have definitely been more believable and less rushed.

And if anyone sees Beanie- can you please punch her for me? ( )
  Michelle_PPDB | Mar 18, 2023 |
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Fiction. Literature. Historical Fiction. Humor (Fiction.) HTML:

"The best book of the summer." ?? InStyle

"I LOVED this novel....If you have ever sung along to a hit on the radio, in any decade, then you will devour Mary Jane at 45 rpm." ??Nick Hornby

Almost Famous meets Daisy Jones & The Six in this "delightful" (New York Times Book Review) novel about a fourteen-year-old girl's coming of age in 1970s Baltimore, caught between her straight-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 summer.

In 1970s Baltimore, 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, quiet, and bookish, she's 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 house.

The 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 more 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 out. A week after Mary Jane starts, the rock star and his movie star wife move in.

Over 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 mention group 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 going

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