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LETTER FROM JOYCE

* Where I’ve been for the last four months. 






March 30, 2015
Dear Friends,

There is a reason why you haven’t heard from me in a while.  

Last November, four days after getting his mountain bike tuned up to tackle the steep trails behind our house, my husband Jim was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. 

In the four and a half months since then, my focus has been on Jim, and seeing him through a very tough course of treatment.  This is a bad cancer, but we are not even close to giving up.  

As much as I wish we were back on that hilltop in New Hampshire where we stood together reading each other our marriage vows just a year and a half ago, this experience has been filled with lessons and even gifts.  I don’t think I fully understood what it was to be a partner, or to have one, before I came face to face with the prospect of losing this good man I waited so long to find. 


READ COMPLETE LETTER HERE.

LETTER FROM JOYCE


* Where I’ve been for the last four months.







March 30, 2015

Dear Friends,


There is a reason why you haven’t heard from me in a while. 


Last November, four days after getting his mountain bike tuned up to tackle the steep trails behind our house, my husband Jim was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.


In the four and a half months since then, my focus has been on Jim, and seeing him through a very tough course of treatment.  This is a bad cancer, but we are not even close to giving up. 


As much as I wish we were back on that hilltop in New Hampshire where we stood together reading each other our marriage vows just a year and a half ago, this experience has been filled with lessons and even gifts.  I don’t think I fully understood what it was to be a partner, or to have one, before I came face to face with the prospect of losing this good man I waited so long to find.



READ COMPLETE LETTER HERE.

 
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after her

from William Morrow Publishers

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Rachel and her younger sister, Patty, were always best friends; even more so following their parents’ bitter divorce. Together, they roam the backyards and nature trails of their suburban northern California neighborhood, seeking escape from their small, rundown house and their sad, lonely mother. They worship their father, the handsome and charming chief homicide detective for Marin County. But when someone begins to murder young women on the mountain behind their house, Detective Torricelli bans them from playing there and their innocent childhood life is changed forever.

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from William Morrow Publishers


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  1. - listen to Joyce read from the audio book -


Rachel and her younger sister, Patty, were always best friends; even more so following their parents’ bitter divorce. Together, they roam the backyards and nature trails of their suburban northern California neighborhood, seeking escape from their small, rundown house and their sad, lonely mother. They worship their father, the handsome and charming chief homicide detective for Marin County. But when someone begins to murder young women on the mountain behind their house, Detective Torricelli bans them from playing there and their innocent childhood life is changed forever.

 
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RECENTLY PUBLISHED







“Facing Cancer Together:
Joyce Maynard on love, courage and illness”

Read full article here.
Boston Globe, Mar 1, 2015 





“Synchronicity: When a romantic adventure in Italy went awry, a chance encounter in a taxi showed Joyce that true love is worth waiting for.” 

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VOGUE, August 2014
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The night sky in Chile, captured by Joyce’s husband, Jim.

Photo: Jim Barringer