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Author: Jamaica Kincaid
The coming-of-age story of one of Jamaica Kincaid's most admired creations--newly available in paperback — Lucy, a teenage girl from the West Indies, comes to North America to work as an au pair for Lewis and Mariah and their four children. Lewis and Mariah are a thrice-blessed couple--handsome, rich, and seemingly happy. Yet, almost at once,...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780374527358
ISBN-10: 0374527350
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 176
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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wiltinglilly avatar reviewed Lucy on + 33 more book reviews
I loved the writing style of this book. It is a story of a young girl from the West Indies who travels to North America to be an au pair for a wealthy couple. The book isn't so much a story of her taking care of the children but more her views on her new surroundings and thoughts on her mother writing her letters from home.
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Lucy is a girl from a Caribbean island who goes to work as a nanny in New York City; similar to Jamaica Kincaid's life story. It is told in the first person, with her thoughts about the people she meets and her feelings about her family and experiences back home. I heard the author speak and found her a very interesting person.