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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

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Labor Day
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At Home in the World
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To Die for
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date: September 17, 2009 07:00PM
location: Pete's Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St., Brooklyn, NY, The United States
description: At Pete's Candy Store in Williamsburg, I'll do a short reading from my new novel, Labor Day. This will begin at 7 and there will be a cash bar and appetizers. Then, for those who like to dance, partying (funk, boogaloo, latin), will continue at Bembe, a short distance away, under the auspices of DJ Captain Planet.
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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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