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The best of us : a memoir / Joyce Maynard.

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Greenwood PL - Greenwood BIOGRAPHY Maynard (Text) 36626103971149 2nd Floor New Adult Checked out 11/24/2018

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  • ISBN: 9781635570359
  • Physical Description: xiv, 446 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2018.

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Includes reading group guide.
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"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."--Jacket.
Subject: Barringer, James A.
Maynard, Joyce, 1953-
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography.
Pancreas > Cancer > Patients > United States > Biography.
Middle-aged persons > Biography.
Married people > United States > Biography.
Loss (Psychology)
Genre: Autobiographies.

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