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The Good Daughters

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The Good Daughters

A Novel
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"A story of choices and events so intimate I felt I was part of it. The novel is wrenching, the emotions radiant, and it will leave readers transformed"
—Luanne Rice, author of The Deep Blue Sea for Beginners

"Joyce Maynard has outdone herself in this beautifully written story you'll find hard to put down and impossible to forget."
— Elizabeth Berg, author of The Last Time I Saw You

Bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Labor Day, Joyce Maynard now brings us The Good Daughters, a spellbinding novel about friendship, family secrets, and the strange, unexpected twists of fate that shape our lives. The story of two women born the same day in the same hospital, but raised in vastly different emotional environments, The Good Daughters is another high note in Maynard's already distinguished writing career.

"A story of choices and events so intimate I felt I was part of it. The novel is wrenching, the emotions radiant, and it will leave readers transformed"
—Luanne Rice, author of The Deep Blue Sea for Beginners

"Joyce Maynard has outdone herself in this beautifully written story you'll find hard to put down and impossible to forget."
— Elizabeth Berg, author of The Last Time I Saw You

Bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Labor Day, Joyce Maynard now brings us The Good Daughters, a spellbinding novel about friendship, family secrets, and the strange, unexpected twists of fate that shape our lives. The story of two women born the same day in the same hospital, but raised in vastly different emotional environments, The Good Daughters is another high note in Maynard's already distinguished writing career.

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About the Author-
  • Joyce Maynard is the author of eight previous novels, including To Die For, Labor Day, The Good Daughters, and four books of nonfiction. Her bestselling memoir, At Home in the World, has been translated into sixteen languages. She lives in California.

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  • People on THE GOOD DAUGHTERS "Maynard's spare prose packs a rich emotional punch...a can't put-it-down mystery."
  • Entertainment Weekly on THE GOOD DAUGHTERS "[Maynard] weav(es) a knotty tale of family secrets, told in the alternating voices of her likable main characters."
  • Elizabeth Berg, author of The Last Time I Saw You "I am hard pressed to think of anything I've read that more honestly and eloquently expresses both the perils and the pleasures of love. Joyce Maynard has outdone herself in this beautifully written story you'll find hard to put down, and impossible to forget."
  • Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author of The Deep Blue Sea for Beginners " THE GOOD DAUGHTERS, weaves a story of choices and events so intimate I felt I was part of it. The novel is wrenching, the emotions radiant, and will leave readers transformed."
  • Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of My Sister's Keeper and Handle With Care "Joyce Maynard is in top-notch form with Labor Day. From the perfect pitch of a teenaged boy narrator to the eloquent message of how loneliness can bind people together, this is simply a novel you cannot miss."
  • People (Four Stars) "[The] story is moving and fast-moving, affirming Maynard's reputation as a master storyteller and showing her to be a passionate humanist with a gifted ear and heart. . . . Maynard illuminates the human experience."
  • Katha Pollitt, New York Times Book Review on At Home in the World "Riveting and disturbing."
  • New Orleans Times-Picayune "Beautifully written."
  • Publishers Weekly "A sometimes painful tale, but captivating and surprisingly moving."
  • Washington Post "It is a testament to Maynard's skill that she makes this ominous setup into a convincing and poignant coming-of-age tale."
  • Kirkus Reviews "Maynard expertly tugs heartstrings in a tidy tale. "
  • Smart Money "Maynard details Henry's roller-coaster emotions for Frank – he is both jealous and grateful – and his mother's emotional journeys – with skill and tenderness for the uncertain willingness of broken hearts to mend. The poignant results are revealing of our ability to forgive and to grow."
  • www.MyDailyFind.com "Labor Day is both a coming-of-age story and a love story- a tale of profound loss, redemption and soul searching that is not to be missed."
  • www.Gather.com "Labor Day is a startling novel of love, friendship, trust, treachery, betrayal, and the deep lessons that we learn in life.... It's a powerful, poignant mix in the hands of author Joyce Maynard and a novel no one should miss."
  • Wichita Falls, TX, Times Record News "Maynard spins a fascinating story of damaged people seeking the one thing they long for – love. "
  • Associated Press "Maynard is in top form in this tale of love, betrayal, and forgiveness."
  • St. Petersburg Times "Maynard has created an ensemble of characters that will sneak into your heart, and warm it while it breaks."
  • Salt Lake City Tribune "Maynard gets inside the head of an adolescent boy who is grappling with his own identity and the mysteries of sex (while revealing the secrets of making perfect pie crust). "
  • Newark Star Ledger "Powerful."
  • Record Searchlight (Redding, CA) "Maynard...is in top form in this tale of love, betrayal and forgiveness."
  • Detroit News "Unique and chilling."
  • St. Petersburg Times "The novel is an extended meditation on the nature of love, grief and loneliness.... Maynard has created an ensemble of characters that will sneak into your heart, and warm it while it breaks. "
  • Arizona Republic "Surprisingly moving."
  • Hartford Courant "A haunting and hopeful story."
  • More Magazine on THE GOOD DAUGHTERS "Absorbing."
  • Seattle Times on THE GOOD DAUGHTERS "Maynard is a clever storyteller."
  • Tampa Tribune on THE GOOD DAUGHTERS "Vividly rendered."
  • Buffalo News on THE GOOD DAUGHTERS "An impressive writer...with a fine sense of time, of place, of...
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