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Joyce Maynard

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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

3.58 avg rating — 31,226 ratings — published 2009 — 74 editions
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After Her

3.61 avg rating — 9,986 ratings — published 2013 — 24 editions
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The Good Daughters

3.58 avg rating — 9,311 ratings — published 2010 — 19 editions
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Under the Influence

3.80 avg rating — 6,983 ratings — published 2016 — 21 editions
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At Home in the World

3.90 avg rating — 2,430 ratings — published 1998 — 23 editions
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The Usual Rules

3.99 avg rating — 1,990 ratings — published 2003 — 11 editions
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The Best of Us

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To Die For

3.73 avg rating — 1,235 ratings — published 1992 — 6 editions
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Where Love Goes

3.49 avg rating — 405 ratings — published 1993 — 7 editions
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The Cloud Chamber

3.72 avg rating — 302 ratings — published 2005 — 13 editions
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"Reading a 'personal experience' book seemed like a good idea at the time. Some years back, a member of my family had a bout with pancreatic cancer, and I was curious how others went through the process. But the disease is both an uphill battle and an" Read more of this review »
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"I received this advanced copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Joyce Maynard's memoir of her time with her late husband before and during his cancer is deeply personal and extremely precise. For me, it was a bit of a slow start with loa" Read more of this review »
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"What does it mean to find the love of your life when you’ve given up on love — and to journey with that person right to the end? Clear-eyed, unsentimental, yet infused with joy and gratitude, THE BEST OF US is a later-in-life love story. Filled with " Read more of this review »
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" Thanks so much for choosing my novel, Susan. I wish i could be there for the discussion. One question I'd love to know: at what point in the book did ...more "
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i'm happy to hear you'll be tracking down my books. plenty to choose from! by all means let me know what you read and how you liked it.

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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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Join us on Friday, September 20th for a special discussion with author Joyce Maynard! Joyce will be discussing her newest book After Her. Become ...more
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Join author Joyce Maynard as she discusses her new book The Good Daughters. This group will run September 19 - 24, 2010.



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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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