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When Kelly Corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly summarized the family dynamic as “Your father’s the glitter but I’m the glue.” This meant nothing to Corrigan, who left childhood sure that her mom would be nothing more than background chatter for the rest of her life. After college, armed with a backpack, her personal mission statement and a wad of traveler’s checks, she took off for Australia to see things and do things and become interesting. But in a matter of months, her fanny pack full of savings had dwindled and she realized she needed a job. That’s how Kelly met John Tanner, a newly widowed father of two looking for a live-in nanny. They chatted for an hour, discussed timing and pay, and a week later, Kelly moved in. And there, in that house in a suburb north of Sydney, her mother’s voice was suddenly everywhere, nudging and advising, cautioning and directing, escorting her through a terrain as foreign as any she had ever trekked. Corrigan is the author of "The Middle Place" and "Lift," both New York Times bestsellers.
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