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The best of us : a memoir

Author: Joyce Maynard
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Nonfiction
Biography
Named Person: James A Barringer; Joyce Maynard; Joyce Maynard
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce Maynard
ISBN: 9781635570342 1635570344 9781635571790 1635571790
OCLC Number: 999661547
Description: viii, 437 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Joyce Maynard.

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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.

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