“To share our stories is not only a worthwhile endeavor for the storyteller, but for those who hear our stories and feel less alone because of it.” – Joyce Maynard
Born in New Hampshire on Nov. 5, 1953, Maynard is known for writing with candor about her life, as well as for her works of fiction and hundreds of essays and newspaper columns, often about parenting and family.
She has distinguished herself for a number of critically acclaimed books in several different genres ranging from young adult, to crime and general fiction, to nonfiction memoirs, and she has had considerable success as a screenwriter.
Her memoir At Home In The World about her years living with reclusive author
J.D. Salinger drew both praise and scorn from the literary world. “I wonder what it is that the people who
criticize me for telling this story truly object to: is it that I have dared to
tell the story? Or that the story turns out not to be the one they wanted to
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