Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau is a captivating novel that tells the story of a teenage girl, Mary Jane, who is hired as a summer nanny for the family of a renowned rock star. The novel explores the social and cultural upheavals of the 1970s through the eyes of Mary Jane, who discovers a world of music, drugs, and free love.
Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau Overview
Mary Jane is a coming-of-age novel that takes place in the summer of 1975 in Baltimore, Maryland. Mary Jane is a shy and sheltered 14-year-old girl who gets a job as a nanny for the family of a famous rock star, Jimmy and his wife, Sheba. Mary Jane quickly falls in love with the family’s unconventional lifestyle and the new world that opens up to her. She discovers a world of music, drugs, and free love and is forced to navigate the complicated relationships between the adults in the household.
The novel is a poignant and nostalgic portrayal of the 1970s and its culture. It explores the themes of teenage rebellion, family dynamics, and the search for identity. Jessica Anya Blau’s writing is rich with details and captures the spirit of the era perfectly.
- Book Name: Mary Jane
- Author Name: Jessica Anya Blau
- Publish Date: May 11, 2021
- Genre: Fiction, Coming-of-age novel