JOYCE MAYNARD
 
 




















 
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TOUR SCHEDULE
(Subject to change. All events are listed in local times. Talk & book signing at each location unless an additional moderator is noted.)

Georgia

September 2, 2017  (5:30 - 6:15 pm)               
Decatur Book Festival 

September 3, 2017 (3 - 4:30 pm)
St. Simons United Methodist Church
624 Ocean Blvd
St. Simons Island, GA  31522

September 5, 2017   (6:30 pm)                                    
The Book Lady Bookstore
6 East Liberty Street
Savannah, GA 31401
In conversation with Rosemary Daniell

South carolina

September 6, 2017   (8:45 - 9:45 am)        
Blue Island Books
Charleston, SC 

New York

September 6, 2017   (7 – 8:30 pm)        
Barnes & Noble, Upper East Side
150 East 86th St (86th and Lexington) 
New York City, NY
In conversation with Lesley Jane Seymour

Connecticut

September 7, 2017  (7:30 – 8:30 pm)     
R.J. Julia Booksellers 
768 Boston Post Road 
Madison, CT 06443
    
Illinois

September 11, 2017  (time TBA)
Book Stall 
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
    
September 12, 2017  (7 – 9 pm)              
Oak Park Public Library  
In conversation with Jane Hamilton 

September 13, 2017  (5 – 7 pm)              
American Writer’s Museum, Readers Hall
180 N. Michigan, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 

Ohio

September 14, 2017  (7 pm)                                         
Milan Public Library
19 East Church Street
Milan, OH 44846

Washington

September 15, 2017  (7:30 pm)
Immanuel Presbyterian Church
901 North J Street
Tacoma, WA 98405

September 16, 2017  (6 pm)
Island Books
3014 78th Ave. SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040  

California

September 17, 2017  (details TBA)                                                           
LitQuake
Private party with book sale
                    
September 18, 2017  (6:30 pm – 8:30 pm)              
Commonwealth Club    
110 Embarcadero, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA
In conversation with Lucy Kalanithi

September 19, 2017  (7:30 pm)                 
Warwick’s 
7812 Girard Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037 

September 20, 2017 (7 pm – 8:30 pm)         
Book Passage 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925

September 21, 2017  (7 pm – 8:30 pm)             
Books, Inc. 
1491 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94710 

September 22, 2017   (7 pm – 8:30 pm)
Copperfield’s Santa Rosa
775 Village Ct
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
* previously incorrectly listed as Novato

Massachusetts

October 10, 2017  (7 pm – 8:30 pm)        
Wellesley Books  
82 Central Street 
Wellesley, MA 02482
in conversation with Andre Dubus III 

October 11, 2017  (7 pm – 8:30 pm)        
Newtonville Books  
10 Langley Rd
Newton, MA 02459
in conversation with Roland Merullo

New Hampshire

October 12, 2017 (7 pm – 8:30 pm)
Gibson’s Bookstore   
45 S Main St
Concord, NH 03301
In conversation with Arnie Arneson

October 14, 2017 (2 - 3 pm)                                                  
Toadstool Bookshop    
12 Depot Sq.
Peterborough, NH 03458
In conversation with Ernest Hebert    

Rhode Island

October 15, 2017  (10 am)
Brattleboro Literary Festival

October 15, 2017  (4 – 5:30 pm)             
Books on the Square
471 Angel St
Providence, RI 02906 
In conversation with Ann Hood 

Connecticut

October 16, 2017  (6:30 pm)             
Bank Square Books
53 West Main St.
Mystic, CT 06355

Massachusetts

October 17, 2017  (time TBA)                                           
Partners Village Store Writers’ Series 
Westport, MA
In conversation with Dawn Tripp

Texas

October 18, 2017   (7 pm)
Book People
603 N. Lamar Blvd  
Austin, TX 78703
In  conversation with Amanda Eyre Ward    

October 19, 2017  (time TBA)  
Interabang Books
10720 Preston Rd
Dallas, TX 75230

Colorado

October 20, 2017  (7 pm)
Tattered Cover, Colfax Avenue location
2526 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206

California

October 24, 2017  (5:30 - 7:30 pm)                                          
Talk at the Stanford Humanities Center
Levenithal Hall
Palo Alto, CA

October 29, 2017  (time TBA)                                       
The Forum at Grace Cathedral
San Francisco, CA

November 1, 2017  (7 pm)                                          
Lafayette Public Library
Lafayette, CA 

November 4, 2017  (12 - 3 pm)
National Kidney Foundation Authors’ Luncheon
San Francisco, CA  (more location details TBA)

Florida

November 18-19, 2017  (more details TBA)                                       
Miami Book Fair            

California

December 5, 2017  ( 7 pm)                                     
Chevalier’s  Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004
In conversation with Hope Edelman

December 12, 2017  (time TBA)                                     
Montclair Library
Oakland, CA

Dec 14, 2017  (7 pm)
San Ramon Public Library
San Ramon, CA

 
PRAISE FOR SELECTED BOOKS

Labor Day

a New York Times Bestseller
order your copy

“From the perfect pitch of a teenaged boy narrator to the eloquent message of how loneliness can bind people together…a novel you cannot miss.”  

—Jodi Picoult


“Joyce Maynard is one of our best storytellers.”  
—Ann Hood, author of The Knitting Circle


At Home in the World
order the 25th anniversary copy


“Unsparing self-scrutiny….maturity and emotional candor.”   
—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

“A memoir that demands reading…a writer who has the courage to show herself inside and out….Dazzling.”  
 —The San Francisco Chronicle



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The Best of Us
from Bloomsbury Publishing
release date: Sept. 5, 2017

Preorder your copy now.
View a slideshow of Joyce and Jim here.

From New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard, a memoir about discovering strength in the midst of great loss—“heart wrenching, inspiring, full of joy and tears and life.” (Anne Lamott) 

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 singleness 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.



Download the piece Joyce wrote about Jim’s last outing with her -- to a Bob Dylan concert days before his death -- and a separate piece she wrote the morning Jim died. 

The Last Concert
My dear husband, Jim Barringer

The Best of Us

from Bloomsbury Publishing

release date: Sept. 5, 2017


Preorder your copy now.

View a slideshow of Joyce and Jim here.


From New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard, a memoir about discovering strength in the midst of great loss—“heart wrenching, inspiring, full of joy and tears and life.” (Anne Lamott) 


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 singleness 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.




Download the piece Joyce wrote about Jim’s last outing with her -- to a Bob Dylan concert days before his death -- and a separate piece she wrote the morning Jim died.


  1. The Last Concert

  2. My dear husband, Jim Barringer

 

Jim Barringer 2013

WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITIES

Or head south in 2018 for the annual 10-day retreat in Guatemala. 
WRITE BY THE LAKE: 
Jan. 26 - Feb. 4, 2018. 

Click for a list all workshop opportunities.

Joyce is disarming, gracious, and a masterful teacher. She prepared us that we would get our money's worth (like it or not) in the way of direct, unfiltered feedback and that the workshop, although demanding, would make us stronger writers. I can attest to all the above; I am changed by the experience. 

- J. H., 2016 One-day Intensive studentWrite_By_Lake_Atitlan.htmlWORKSHOPS.htmlWORKSHOPS.htmlWORKSHOPS.htmlshapeimage_20_link_0shapeimage_20_link_1shapeimage_20_link_2shapeimage_20_link_3