“Joyce Maynard is in top-notch form with Labor Day. Simply a novel you cannot miss.” —Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of My Sister’s Keeper and Keeping Faith “Maynard has created an ensemble of characters that will sneak into your heart, and warm it while it breaks.” —St.... show more
“Joyce Maynard is in top-notch form with Labor Day. Simply a novel you cannot miss.” —Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of My Sister’s Keeper and Keeping Faith “Maynard has created an ensemble of characters that will sneak into your heart, and warm it while it breaks.” —St. Petersburg Times Joyce Maynard, acclaimed author of At Home in the World, is back with Labor Day. The unforgettable story of a mother and son forever changed during a long summer weekend when a mysterious man comes into their lives. Labor Day is “a sexy, page turning, poignant story” (Jane Hamilton, author of A Map of the World) that “affirms Maynard’s reputation as a master storyteller and shows her to be a passionate humanist with a gifted ear and heart” (People).
Publish date: August 3rd 2010
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 244
Edition language: English
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I was initially drawn to previews for the film Labor Day because of the story alone: a single mother living takes in an escaped convict and the two fall in love. The tragedy of the conflict and the romance that must exist for a woman to so blindly endanger herself and her son sound like the stuff of...
From Goodreads: With the end of summer closing in and a steamy Labor Day weekend looming in the town of Holton Mills, New Hampshire, thirteen-year-old Henry—lonely, friendless, not too good at sports—spends most of his time watching television, reading, and daydreaming about the soft skin and buddin...
First heard about the book in the lead-up to the movie being released this past winter and hence why I requested the book. I haven't seen the movie, so I can't attest to how accurate the adaptation is as this isn't a review of the movie. While the book was at least for me a decent read, it wasn't ...
I previously read Joyce Maynard's "The Good Daughters" and liked that book so bought this one as well.Taking place in the summer of 1987 on the Labor Day weekend, 13 year old Henry comes across a man named Frank that will change his and his mother's lives. The novel flashes back between 1987 and the...
I don’t know if reading too many fanfics has ruined me for ”normal books” because once again, after having finished a “normal book” I’m just sitting here thinking; what?Because really: What?! What was the point?! Is it some kind of mind blowing plot? No. Is it some kind of exciting storyline? No.Is ...
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