Too Close to the Falls by Catherine Gildiner

Catherine Gildiner has written a delightful memoir about her unconventional childhood in Lewiston New York. The book is brimming with wonderful, eccentric characters and funny moments. Four-year-old Catherine suffers from a surplus of energy (which today would be called attention deficit disorder), and is under doctors orders to burn it off. She is put to … More Too Close to the Falls by Catherine Gildiner

The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus

The two authors of this breezy novel based the plot on their ten years of experience working as nannies in New York. Their fictional Nanny cares for a four year old boy, Grayer, in Manhattan. Grayer’s life consists of an endless round of trendy educational experiences, macrobiotic foods, and bewildering play dates from which his … More The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus