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Peterborough - Joyce Maynard signing and discussing her latest novel "Count The Ways"

Please join us for this in store event with writer Joyce Maynard the author of nine previous novels and five works of non-fiction including At Home In The World. 

In her most ambitious novel to date, New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard returns to the themes that are the hallmarks of her most acclaimed work in a mesmerizing story of a family--from the hopeful early days of young marriage to parenthood, divorce, and the costly aftermath that ripples through all their lives

Eleanor and Cam meet at a crafts fair in Vermont in the early 1970s. She's an artist and writer, he makes wooden bowls. Within four years they are parents to three children, two daughters and a red-headed son who fills his pockets with rocks, plays the violin and talks to God. To Eleanor, their New Hampshire farm provides everything she always wanted--summer nights watching Cam's softball games, snow days by the fire and the annual tradition of making paper boats and cork people to launch in the brook every spring. If Eleanor and Cam don't make love as often as they used to, they have something that matters more. Their family.

Then comes a terrible accident, caused by Cam's negligence. Unable to forgive him, Eleanor is consumed by bitterness, losing herself in her life as a mother, while Cam finds solace with a new young partner.

Over the decades that follow, the five members of this fractured family make surprising discoveries and decisions that occasionally bring them together, and often tear them apart. Tracing the course of their lives--through the gender transition of one child and another's choice to completely break with her mother--Joyce Maynard captures a family forced to confront essential, painful truths of its past, and find redemption in its darkest hours.

A story of holding on and learning to let go, Count the Ways is an achingly beautiful, poignant, and deeply compassionate novel of home, parenthood, love, and forgiveness.

 

Review Quotes:

"Joyce Maynard has, again, managed to tap flawlessly into the voice of a teenage girl: part hope, part fiction, and all heart. After Her is page-turning mystery, wrapped in a beautifully rendered story of sisterhood; and reading it is a journey through one's own memory of what it meant to be thirteen, when the world was equally terrifying and fascinating. Books this compelling just don't come around very often."--Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author on After Her



Review Quotes:

Count the Ways is an extraordinarily generous invitation into a woman's intimate life, from the loneliness of her youth to the earned wisdom of middle age. In this richly imagined novel, Maynard never flinches as she portrays both quiet successes and heartbreaking failures at love, marriage, and motherhood. This is the work of one of our great storytellers."--Meredith Hall, New York Times bestselling author of Beneficence

Event date: 
Saturday, July 24, 2021 - 11:00am
Event address: 
12 Depot Sq
Peterborough, NH 03458
Count the Ways: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062398277
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Published: William Morrow - July 13th, 2021

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