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First Look: The Girls in the Picture
First Look

First Look: The Girls in the Picture

A fascinating novel of the friendship and creative partnership between two of Hollywood’s earliest female legends—screenwriter Frances Marion and superstar Mary Pickford. Historical novelist Melanie Benjamin offers another adventure in time, back to 1914 to witness the rise of a new […]

First Look: The Perfect Nanny
First Look

First Look: The Perfect Nanny

She has the keys to their apartment. She knows everything. She has embedded herself so deeply in their lives that it now seems impossible to remove her. Winner of The Goncourt, France’s most prestigious literary prize, and one of this […]

First Look Club: Jed reviews The Perfect Nanny
Book Reviews, First Look

First Look Club: Jed reviews The Perfect Nanny

Reviewed by Jed Cruz THE PERFECT NANNY By Leila Slimani, translated by Sam Taylor 240 pp. Penguin Books. In The Perfect Nanny, Leila Slimani immerses the reader in a version of Paris not often seen in media: gloomy, uncaring, suffocating, and […]