Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting by Anna Quindlan 160 pages

In this short but thoroughly enjoyable work of fiction, Anna Quindlan describes the joys of being a first time grandparent.  In each chapter Quindlan shares her happy moments, sobering experiences and lessons she has learned along the way.  She tackles issues such as,  in-laws, day care and when grandparents should bite their lips and keep their mouths shut.  All is said with humor, love and candor.

As a first time grandmother, I adored this book!  I would allot myself one chapter a week because I didn’t want Nanaville  to end.  If there is a flaw in this memoir, it is that Quindlan’s situation is almost too good to be true.  She gets to see little Arthur often, she has a wonderful relationship with her daughter-in-law, and she’s an extremely helpful Nana.

I usually don’t pitch a book, but Nanaville is the ideal Mother’s Day gift for a grandmother with young grandchildren.

Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting by Anna Quindlan 160 pages

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