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WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITIES

Join Joyce and 8 other women 
at her home workshop studio for her ONE DAY INTENSIVE.
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Or head south in 2018 for the annual 10-day retreat in Guatemala. 
WRITE BY THE LAKE: 
Jan. 26 - Feb. 4, 2018. 



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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 student

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PRAISE FOR SELECTED BOOKS

Labor Day

a New York Times Bestseller
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“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.

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.


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