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The best of us : a memoir, Joyce Maynard

Label
The best of us : a memoir
Title
The best of us
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Maynard
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 2011, when she was in her late fifties, author and journalist Joyce Maynard met the first true partner she had ever known. Jim wore a rakish hat over a good head of hair; he asked real questions and gave real answers; he loved to see Joyce shine, both in and out of the spotlight; and he didn't mind the mess she made in the kitchen. Before they met, both had believed they were done with marriage, and even after they married, Joyce resolved that no one could alter her course of determined independence. Then, just after their one-year wedding anniversary, her new husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. During the nineteen months that followed, as they battled his illness together, she discovered for the first time what it really meant to be a couple--'to be a true partner and to have one.' This is their story. Charting the course through their whirlwind romance, a marriage cut short by tragedy, and Joyce's return to living alone on new terms, The Best of Us is a heart-wrenching, ultimately life-affirming reflection on coming to understand true love through the experience of great loss
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maynard, Joyce
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Maynard, Joyce
  • Barringer, James A
  • Authors, American
Label
The best of us : a memoir, Joyce Maynard
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
19599424
Extent
viii, 437 pages
Isbn
9781635570342
Lccn
2016058363
Label
The best of us : a memoir, Joyce Maynard
Publication
Control code
19599424
Extent
viii, 437 pages
Isbn
9781635570342
Lccn
2016058363

Library Locations

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      48.436426 -89.223125
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