What's the Name of That Book??? discussion

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UNSOLVED: One specific book > Coming-of-age fiction approx. 1970s - summer babysitter in East Coast Island in USA

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message 1: by Tab (new)

Tab (tabbrown) | 5055 comments Did you read this is the 70s or later?
Part of a series?
Anything about the cover?

Was the girl referred to as a babysitter, or a nanny, or an au pair, or something else?


message 2: by SamSpayedPI (new)

SamSpayedPI | 2075 comments Tab wrote:

"Was the girl referred to as a babysitter, or a nanny, or an au pair, or something else?"


I'm not the OP, but I suggest trying "mother's helper" for the job title as well. That's what we used to call it back in the day. "Nanny" referred to an adult, and "au pair" to a college (or gap year) student, typically. "Mother's helpers" were teens you'd hire for child care after-school, or to take with you to a summer home or on vacation so you'd have a built-in babysitter.


message 3: by Andria (new)

Andria (airdna) | 2502 comments Mod
Nantucket Summer, maybe?


message 4: by Amy (new)

Amy | 4 comments Could it be
My first love and other disasters by Francine Pascal


message 6: by Kris (last edited May 13, 2018 09:21AM) (new)

Kris | 36550 comments Mod
Here's the Google Books preview of My First Love and Other Disasters by Francine Pascal - A's suggestion - https://books.google.com/books?id=dEo... There are different cover images.


message 7: by Kate (new)

Kate Farrell | 4069 comments Mod
Jennie, please let us know if one of those is your book. We like to know for sure before we shelve it and mark it as Solved.


message 8: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 40627 comments Mod
Jennie, are you still looking for this or did you find it?


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