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ISBN: 0747563233 / ISBN-13: 9780747563235

Child of My Heart

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'I had in my care that summer four dogs, three cats, the Moran kids, Daisy, my eight-year-old cousin, and Flora, the toddler child of a local artist. ... Show synopsis

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  • Child of My Heart (Bloomsbury Publishing PLC) – Hardcover (2003)
    by Alice McDermott

    Child of My Heart

    Hardcover, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    2003
    256 pages

    ISBN: 0747563233
    ISBN-13: 9780747563235

    On the cusp of fifteen, pretty Theresa is the town's most sought-after babysitter - cheerful, beloved, adored by children and animals, but also a solitary soul with an already complex understanding of human nature. She is Titania among her fairies, the one person to call on for help with a child in extreme distress. Theresa does not doubt her power over the fathers of her adoring charges either, like the elderly artist whose signature and doodles may fetch a fortune, but whose potential lechery Theresa toys with like a ... Show more

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mishv

That summer

by mishv on Jul 20, 2008

It is the sort of book you wish it would take the whole summer to read. McDermott's Child of My Heart is like a literary version of the Nanny Diaries, this one beautifully written and over way too fast. Theresa's Eastern Long Island summers, taken up by babysitting for wealthier neighbours, is described so poignantly that anyone who reads it will feel like a 15 year old misfit for just a little while.

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