A charming, smart and hilarious debut novel about the tricky period between college graduation and moving out of your parents' house. Just graduated from college, Esther Kohler's post-graduate plans include: returning to her parents' house, taking old prescription tranquilizers, hanging out with Jack, her unrequited high school crush, and re-reading her favorite children's books. But Esther's parents decide she should do something-- anything--while mulling her future. So they volunteer her to work as a nanny for their neighbors, the Browns. It's a tricky assignment: six months earlier, the Browns' youngest child had died. Still, as Esther finds herself falling in love with their surviving daughter May, she's impressed by how well they seem to be coping. And as Esther and her old high school flame resume a confusing relationship, she finds it easier to escape to the Browns' house.