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Author Maynard, Joyce, 1953- author.

Title The best of us : a memoir / Joyce Maynard.

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    813 Maynard,J MAY    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 MAYNARD,J    DUE 08-17-20
 PAS San Rafael Branch Non-Fiction    92 MAYNARD,J    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description viii, 437 pages ; 25 cm
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Summary "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 Maynard, Joyce, 1953-
Barringer, James A.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Pancreas -- Cancer -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Middle-aged persons -- Biography.
Married people -- United States -- Biography.
Loss (Psychology)
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9781635570342 (hardcover)
1635570344 (hardcover)
9781635571790 (trade paperback)
1635571790 (trade paperback)

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