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Joyce Maynard

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in Durham, New Hampshire, The United States


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Joyce Maynard first came to national attention with the publication of her New York Times cover story “An Eighteen-Year-Old Looks Back on Life” in 1973, when she was a freshman at Yale. Since then, she has been a reporter and columnist for The New York Times, a syndicated newspaper columnist whose “Domestic Affairs” column appeared in more than fifty papers nationwide, a regular contributor to NPR. Her writing has also been published in national magazines, including O, The Oprah Magazine; Newsweek; The New York Times Magazine; Forbes; Salon; San Francisco Magazine, USA Weekly; and many more. She has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN, Hardball with Chris Matthews, Charlie Rose, and on Fresh Air. Essays of hers appear in n ...more

Average rating: 3.62 · 53,299 ratings · 6,696 reviews · 28 distinct works · Similar authors
Labor Day

3.55 avg rating — 27,140 ratings — published 2009 — 64 editions
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After Her

3.57 avg rating — 7,898 ratings — published 2013 — 22 editions
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The Good Daughters

3.54 avg rating — 7,569 ratings — published 2010 — 19 editions
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Under the Influence

3.81 avg rating — 3,908 ratings — published 2014 — 9 editions
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The Usual Rules

3.97 avg rating — 1,553 ratings — published 2003 — 9 editions
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At Home in the World

3.79 avg rating — 1,623 ratings — published 1998 — 19 editions
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To Die for

3.71 avg rating — 814 ratings — published 1992 — 20 editions
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Where Love Goes

3.50 avg rating — 302 ratings — published 1993 — 7 editions
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The Cloud Chamber

3.65 avg rating — 234 ratings — published 2005 — 13 editions
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Baby Love

3.45 avg rating — 286 ratings — published 1981 — 11 editions
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Under the Influence by Joyce Maynard
"I'm a huge fan of Maynard's early books, BABY LOVE and TO DIE FOR, which feature rather strange story lines and show characters in all their twisted, manipulative glory. Her later books have some of these same qualities but, for me, they lack a ce..." Read more of this review »
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I love the way that--back in those pre-high -technology days--kids went outdoor
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“She felt everything too deeply, it was like the world was too much for her.”
Joyce Maynard, Labor Day

“It's not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can't tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself.”
Joyce Maynard

“A person who deserves my loyalty receives it.”
Joyce Maynard, Looking Back: A Chronicle of Growing Up Old in the Sixties



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message 2: by Rena

Rena Hi Joyce. "At Home in the World" changed my life. I look forward to reading your newest book.
Thanks for the friend request!

message 1: by Diane

Diane Hi Joyce -

Thanks for your email. I've requested your new book (Labor Day) from the library. It sounds like a good read! FYI - I'm 14th on the request list!

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