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.