Joyce Maynard: “The Best of Us” book signing

Posted on August 31, 2017 by


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Join Joyce Maynard at The Book Lady Bookstore Sept. 5 from 6:30-8 p.m. and celebrate the release of her latest memoir!

Maynard first came to national attention with the publication of her New York Times cover story, “An Eighteen Year Old Looks Back on Life”, in 1973, when she was a freshman at Yale. To date, she is the author of SIXTEEN books, including the novels To Die For and Labor Day (both adapted for film) and the bestselling memoir, translated into seventeen languages, At Home in the World, which detailed her extraordinary life, including the story of her year-long love affair with the author of The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger. At the time of their relationship, she was 18, Salinger was 53.

Her latest achingly beautiful memoir, The Best of Us (Bloomsbury 2017), is being published on the very day she will be joining us in Savannah. Joyce Carol Oates says of Maynard’s memoir, “…so candid, so deeply moving, so powerful…a testament to human resilience. Joyce Maynard is unfathomably heroic.”

Maynard’s essays and columns have appeared in dozens of publications and numerous collections. She has been a frequent performer with The Moth, a fellow of the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo, and founder of the Lake Atitlan Writers Workshop.

This event is FREE (wow!) but we expect a big crowd so get there early to purchase your books & to get a good seat!