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Maynard, Joyce 1953-

Overview
Works: 116 works in 466 publications in 14 languages and 21,216 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Suspense fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Romance films  Coming-of-age films  Biography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Actor, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator
Classifications: PS3563.A9638, 813.54
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Labor Day by Joyce Maynard( Book )

58 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 2,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates a story of love, sexual passion, painful adolescence, and devastating betrayal as seen through the eyes of a thirteen-year-old boy--and the man he later becomes--looking back on the events of a single long, hot, and life-altering weekend
The good daughters by Joyce Maynard( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives and fortunes of two New Hampshire families, the Planks and the Dickersons, are entwined through the youngest daughters of each family, who were born on the same day in the same hospital
After her by Joyce Maynard( Book )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New York Times bestselling author of Labor Day and The Good Daughters returns with a haunting novel of sisterhood, sacrifice, and suspense. I was always looking for excitement, until I found some ... Summer, 1979. A dry, hot Northern California school vacation stretches before Rachel and her younger sister, Patty-the daughters of a larger-than-life, irresistibly handsome (and chronically unfaithful) detective father and the mother whose heart he broke. When we first meet her, Patty is eleven-a gangly kid who loves basketball and dogs and would do anything for her older sister, Rachel. Rachel is obsessed with making up stories and believes she possesses the gift of knowing what's in the minds of people around her. She has visions, whether she wants to or not. Left to their own devices, the sisters spend their days studying record jackets, concocting elaborate fantasies about the mysterious neighbor who moved in down the street, and playing dangerous games on the mountain that looms behind their house
Under the influence by Joyce Maynard( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The New York Times bestselling author of Labor Day and After Her returns with a poignant story about the true meaning--and the true price--of friendship. Drinking cost Helen her marriage and custody of her seven-year-old son, Ollie. Once an aspiring art photographer, she now makes ends meet taking portraits of school children and working for a caterer. Recovering from her addiction, she spends lonely evenings checking out profiles on an online dating site. Weekend visits with her son are awkward. He's drifting away from her, fast. When she meets Ava and Swift Havilland, the vulnerable Helen is instantly enchanted. Wealthy, connected philanthropists, they have their own charity devoted to rescuing dogs. Their home is filled with fabulous friends, edgy art, and dazzling parties. Then Helen meets Elliott, a kind, quiet accountant who offers loyalty and love with none of her newfound friends' fireworks. To Swift and Ava, he's boring. But even worse than that, he's unimpressed by them. As Helen increasingly falls under the Havillands' influence--running errands, doing random chores, questioning her relationship with Elliott--Ava and Swift hold out the most seductive gift: their influence and help to regain custody of her son. But the debt Helen owes them is about to come due. Ollie witnesses an accident involving Swift, his grown son, and the daughter of the Havillands' housekeeper. With her young son's future in the balance, Helen must choose between the truth and the friends who have given her everything"--
The usual rules by Joyce Maynard( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's a Tuesday morning in Brooklyn, a perfect September day. Wendy is heading to school, eager to make plans with her best friend, worried about how she looks, mad at her mother for not letting her visit her father in California, impatient with her little brother and with the almost too-loving concern of her jazz musician stepfather. She's out the door to catch the bus. An hour later comes the news: A plane has crashed into the World Trade Center. Her mother's building Through the eyes of thirteen-year-old Wendy, we gain entrance to the world rarely shown by those who documented the events of that one terrible day: a family's slow and terrible realization that Wendy's mother has died, and their struggle to go on with their lives in the face of crushing loss. Absent for years, Wendy's real father shows up without warning. He takes her back with him to California, where she re-invents a life that comes to include a teenage mother, living on her own in a one-room apartment with a TV set and not much else; her father's cactus-grower girlfriend, newly reconnected with the son she gave up for adoption twenty years before; a sad and tender bookstore owner who introduces her to the voice of Anne Frank and to his autistic son; and a homeless skateboarder, on a mission to find his long-lost brother. Over the winter and spring that follow, Wendy moves between the alternately painful and reassuring memories of her mother and the revelations that come with growing to know her real father for the first time. Pulled between her old life in Brooklyn and a new one three thousands miles away, Wendy is faced with a world where the usual rules no longer apply but eventually discovers a strength and capacity for compassion and survival that she never knew she possessed. At the core of the story is Wendy's deep connection with her little brother, back in New York, who is grieving the loss of their mother without her. This a story about the ties of siblings, about children who lose their parents, parents who lose their children, and the unexpected ways they sometimes find one another again. Set against the backdrop of global and personal tragedy, and written in a style alternately wry and heartbreaking, The Usual Rules is an unexpectedly hopeful story of healing and forgiveness that will offer readers, young and old alike, a picture of how, out of the rubble, a family rebuilds its life
Where love goes by Joyce Maynard( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A divorced woman's difficult search for a man who will adore her. The first one does adore her, but refuses to adore her children, the second adores her too much, on top of which he has children of his own
Baby love by Joyce Maynard( Book )

23 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sandy, Tara, Wanda and Jill are all teenage mothers or mothers-to-be - innocent participants in the sexual revolution. Their lives intertwine with those of many other people in their small New Hampshire town and two of these - newcomers, Ann and Carla, change the shape of events in a profoundly shocking way
To die for by Joyce Maynard( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a young woman who arranges the cold-blooded murder of her husband
Internal combustion : the true story of a marriage and a murder in the Motor City by Joyce Maynard( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the 2004 hatchet killing of Bob Seaman, an auto industry engineer and softball coach, describing the arrest of his wife of more than thirty years, as well as the contradictory testimonies of their two sons
New house by Joyce Maynard( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andy uses the scrap material from the new house going up down the street to build a tree house
The cloud chamber by Joyce Maynard( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1966, when his father's attempted suicide causes the ostracism of the family in their small Montana community, fourteen-year-old Nate copes with his sadness and anger by trying to win the school science fair
The usual rules by Joyce Maynard( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year-old Wendy lives with her mother, stepfather, and younger brother in Brooklyn. Her world is transformed one day in September 2001--her mother goes to work that morning and doesn't come back. Through Wendy's eyes, readers follow her slow and terrible realization that her mother has died, and the family's struggle to move forward with their lives. Wendy's journey takes her to California with her real father where she forges friendships with his cactus-growing girlfriend, a teenage mom, and a sad bookstore owner with an autistic son, and begins to understand the deep love and connection she has with her brother. The Usual Rules is an unexpectedly hopeful story of healing and forgiveness that offers readers a picture of how--out of the rubble--a family rebuilds its life
Domestic affairs : enduring the pleasures of motherhood and family life by Joyce Maynard( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unforgettable collection of essays on the everyday thrills and challenges of marriage and motherhood, from one of America & rsquo;s best-loved memoirists Witty and insightful, Domestic Affairs is an extension of Joyce Maynard & rsquo;s celebrated, widely syndicated newspaper column of the same name that ran from 1984 to 1990. Each essay gives an unfiltered look at the ups and downs of family life and a remarkable window into the challenges of modern motherhood. Topics range from babysitter woes to family visits to coping with a child & rsquo;s burgeoning independence. These collected writings represent nine years & rsquo; worth of stories about the greatest adventure of Maynard & rsquo;s life, or, as she writes, & ldquo;the difficult, exhausting, humbling, and endlessly gratifying business of raising children, of ensuring the health of both body and soul. & rdquo; This ebook features an illustrated biography of Joyce Maynard including rare photos from the author & rsquo;s personal collection
Under the influence : a novel by Joyce Maynard( Recording )

11 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New York Times bestselling author of Labor Day and After Her returns with a poignant story about the true meaning-and the true price-of friendship. Alcohol cost Helen her marriage and custody of David, her seven-year-old son. Though she once had aspirations to be an art photographer, she makes ends meet taking pictures of grade-school children and working society parties for a catering company. Recovering from her addiction, she spends her evenings checking out profiles on an online dating site. On the weekends, she has awkward visits with her son, but he seems to be drifting away from her, fast. When she meets Ava and Swift Havilland, the vulnerable Helen is instantly enchanted. Wealthy, connected philanthropists, they have their own charity devoted to the care and welfare of dogs. Their home is filled with glamorous friends, edgy art, and fabulous parties. As Helen increasingly falls under the Havillands' influence-running errands, doing random chores, and cataloguing Ava's art collection-Ava and Swift hire a good lawyer to help her regain custody of her son. But the debt Helen owes them is about to come due. David witnesses an accident involving Swift, his grown son Cooper, and the daughter of the Havillands' Guatemalan housekeeper. With David's future in the balance, Helen must choose between the truth and the friends who have given her everything
The cloud chamber by Joyce Maynard( Recording )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1966, when his father's attempted suicide causes the ostracism of the family in their small Montana community, fourteen-year-old Nate copes with his sadness and anger by trying to win the school science fair
Labor Day by Joyce Maynard( )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates a story of love, sexual passion, painful adolescence, and devastating betrayal as seen through the eyes of a thirteen-year-old boy--and the man he later becomes--looking back on the events of a single long, hot, and life-altering weekend
The good daughters by Joyce Maynard( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bestselling author of Labor Day returns with a spellbinding novel about friendship, family secrets, and the strange twists of fate that shape our livesThe Good DaughtersThey were born on the same day, in the same small New Hampshire hospital, into families that could hardly have been less alike. Ruth Plank is an artist and a romantic with a rich, passionate, imaginative life
Mijn zusje by Joyce Maynard( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in Dutch and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Amerikaanse rechercheur kan de moord op enkele jonge vrouwen in de heuvels vlak achter zijn huis maar niet oplossen. Zijn jonge dochters willen hem daarbij helpen
Captivated : the trials of Pamela Smart by Pamela Smart( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small-town murder in New England became one of the highest-profile cases of the twentieth century. As the first fully televised court case, the Pamela Smart trial rattled the consciousness of America. But did the media circus surrounding the case prevent a fair trial? Pulsating with sex, drugs, betrayal, and murder, the trial inspired twenty years of television shows, books, plays, and movies
Camp-out by Joyce Maynard( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family goes on an overnight camp-out where they cook over a campfire, swim, and sleep in sleeping bags
 
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Alternative Names
Joyce Maynard American writer

Joyce Maynard Amerikaans schrijfster

Joyce Maynard écrivain américaine

Joyce Maynard escritora estadounidense

Maynard, Joyce

Джойс Мэйнард

جویس مینارد نویسنده آمریکایی

ジョイス・メイナード

メイナード, ジョイス

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The good daughtersThe usual rulesWhere love goesTo die forInternal combustion : the true story of a marriage and a murder in the Motor CityThe cloud chamberThe usual rulesThe cloud chamber