Mona Simpson: My Hollywood

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Mona Simpson's new novel, My Hollywood (Knopf), corkscrews its way into the heart of a Santa Monica marriage, a marriage in which child raising duties are agreed to be divided fifty-fifty between husband and wife. Instead, they are divided fifty-fifty between wife and nanny. Simpson talks about the nannies she has known, particularly one whose kindness and wisdom taught Simpson about motherhood and inspired this novel.

Read an excerpt from My Hollywood.

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