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Mary Jane: A Novel
Mary Jane: A Novel
Mary Jane: A Novel
Аудиокнига9 часов

Mary Jane: A Novel

Написано Jessica Anya Blau

Озвучено Caitlin Kinnunen

Рейтинг: 4.5 из 5 звезд

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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 to be. 

ЯзыкEnglish
ИздательHarperAudio
Дата выпуска11 мая 2021 г.
ISBN9780063052321
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Jessica Anya Blau

Jessica Anya Blau was born in Boston and raised in Southern California. Her novels have been featured on The Today Show, CNN and NPR, and in Cosmo, Vanity Fair, Bust, Time Out, Oprah Summer Reads and other national publications. Jessica's short stories and essays have been published in numerous magazines, journals and anthologies. Jessica co-wrote the script for Love on the Run starring Frances Fisher and Steve Howey. She sometimes works as a ghost writer and has taught writing at Johns Hopkins University, Goucher College and The Fashion Institute of Technology. Jessica lives in New York. 

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  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    Such a sweet book! I loved it. The friendship between Mary-Jane and Izzy the most. The narrator did a great job!!
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    Great apart from dire track at the end which didn’t work for me. Loved the book though.
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    Mary Jane, as told in first person, is a 14-year old girl, an only child, from an emotionally distant household with rigid rules. When she is asked to be a nanny for 4-year old Izzie, her parents agree because Izzie's dad is a doctor, which falls within their norm of an acceptable occupation. Unbeknown to her parents, the dad is also Jewish (not acceptable) and a psychiatrist (marginally acceptable) treating a drug-addicted rock star with a famous wife in their home for the summer. Her parents are oblivious to the members of her new household...until they aren't.Mary Jane soon becomes an integral part of their family life, even making meals and organizing a disorganized home. For the first time, Mary Jane knows unconditional acceptance and a sense of belonging where she is truly needed and appreciated. She sees and hears things that are beyond her scope of understanding, but she loves the people who make up her new normal. When she is forced to terminate her job, she remembers and retains all she learned from the people most unlike her parents. The ending requires a suspension of disbelief, but we'll believe it because we love Mary Jane.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    I absolutely loved this. One of the best written books I’ve read/listened to in a while. I feel like I lived the entire summer with Mary Jane. (Narration was perfect, too.) I did not want this to end. And I almost never feel that way about books.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    Such a good book to listen to! I enjoyed it! It kind of reminded me of the Daisy Jones
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    Very cute. I enjoyed reading this book. Took me back to my childhood in the 70’s.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    Great coming of age story of the 70s. Enjoyed the mixed company and how Mary Jane carried herself throughout the story. Highly recommend.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    Nice summer novel, light, heartwarming, very well performed on audio version. Nothing life changing but a nice time.
  • Рейтинг: 3 из 5 звезд
    3/5
    She who read it did good. I couldn’t do it that well.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    This was such a fun book. If you were a fan of Daisy Jones you would enjoy this fun coming of age story with a bit of rock n roll.
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    This was my first audiobook and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was an easy and fun listen, cute and quaint. It made me think of a song by an Australian band called Tumbleweed…their song Sundial with its chorus of Mary Jane was a song from my own teenage years.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    What a refreshing, lovely story! A book to remind you to just leave life and the rest, well...
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    Dirty Dancing meets Daisy Jones and the Six - but more wholesome than the latter and more recent than the former. What a great coming of age story. Wonderfully narrated - I can’t recommend her enough. She was perfect.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    Coming of age but still maintains innocence. Anyone who loved the seventies, will love this too.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    What a charming story! I felt like I was in the 70's!! The music mentioned was fantastic, I fell in love with Mary Jane and her desire to grow up different from her family. It's that classic teenage feeling of discovering who you are but still needing to live at home. This book was a sweet treat that I want to read again!
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    Loved loved loved this!!! What a lovely story and perfect narration.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    I couldn't put out down once I started listening! While I did not closely identify with Mary Jane or her family (much less her experiences here!) the author threw me back to my early teen years in the mid 1970s fabulously.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    It was the cutest, sweetest coming of age story! I LOVED IT!
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    I LOVED EVERY SYLLABLE OF THIS book!! The reader was fantastic, the story SO engaging!
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    I miss Mary Jane already, she was such a sweetheart!
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    Mary Jane! We all remember that childhood that held us hostage. Mary Jane lived the summer we all wished we could live. Great writing, fun book. Lots of fun, made me smile. Thanks you for the laughs.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    This was a awesome look into the mind of a teen.
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    Really, really enjoyable read. Such a sweet coming of age story with some fairly profound perspectives regarding addiction and "othering" people. So glad I found it!
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    Enjoyable summer read. Kept my attention. It’s about a really crazy summer babysitting job.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    Perfect in every way. Not a false note. Didn’t want it to end.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    Very good coming of age story with fantastic character development. I adored this one.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    BRAVO! Get this book now! The writing, the story, the narrator were perfect. I loved this book and have sent it to all my friends and to my 20 something daughters. It’s funny, heartwarming and engrossing. I will miss Mary Jane, Izzy Sheba and all of the characters.
  • Рейтинг: 3 из 5 звезд
    3/5
    It was just ok for me. Didn’t love it-didn’t hate it. But the ending was awful. It was kind of like the author needed an ending so just made it a happy one-no matter how unlikely or unbelievable….pretty sure Mary Janes mom would not turn like that!
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    MARY JANE captured a bygone era, sweet, innocent and brilliant... the audio version has a special treat at the very end.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    An absolutely delightful book! The characters were so well written and the story so endearing.