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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.

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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.

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        "Maynard's spare prose packs a rich emotional punch...a can't put-it-down mystery." — People on THE GOOD DAUGHTERS

        "[Maynard] weav(es) a knotty tale of family secrets, told in the alternating voices of her likable main characters." — Entertainment Weekly on THE GOOD DAUGHTERS

        "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." — Elizabeth Berg, author of The Last Time I Saw You

        " 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." — Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author of The Deep Blue Sea for Beginners

        "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." — Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of My Sister's Keeper and Handle With Care

        "Labor Day is suffused with tenderness, dreaminess and love . . . first and foremost a page-turner . . . [it] puts back together the world that it destroys . . . .you definitely need to get a box of tissues." — Newsday

        "[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." — People (Four Stars)

        "Riveting and disturbing." — Katha Pollitt, New York Times Book Review on At Home in the World

        "But apart from being a successful thriller, this book is a fascinating portrait of what causes a family to founder, and how much it can cost to put it back on the right path. " — NPR.org

        "Beautifully written." — New Orleans Times-Picayune

        "A sometimes painful tale, but captivating and surprisingly moving." — Publishers Weekly

        "It is a testament to Maynard's skill that she makes this ominous setup into a convincing and poignant coming-of-age tale." — Washington Post

        "Maynard expertly tugs heartstrings in a tidy tale. " — Kirkus Reviews

        "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." — Smart Money

        "Maynard deftly pulls the reader into the fragile lives of these three vulnerable characters and their preordained march toward the novel's denouement. A marvelous read––perfect for one long sitting––this novel leaves the reader wishing it didn't ever have to end." — BookPage

        "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.MyDailyFind.com

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        Two families, the Planks and the Dickersons, are mysteriously entwined in this exquisite novel that centers on decades of life at a New Hampshire farm. Youngest daughters Ruth Plank and Dana Dickerson, born on the same day in the same hospital, take turns narrating the struggles they face as children. Ruth feels a coldness from her mother; Dana is unsettled by her kooky parents constantly uprooting her and her brother Ray. Regardless, the Planks pay a yearly visit to the Dickersons no matter where they've ended up living. As the girls come of age, Ruth takes an interest in art, sex, and Dana's brother, Ray, with whom she later reunites, at Woodstock, in a swirl of drugs and mud. Meanwhile, Dana realizes that her desires are directed toward women and sets off to pursue agricultural studies at a university, where she meets Clarice, an assistant professor. As time goes by, the floundering Plank Farm is in danger of being seized by Ruth's former boyfriend, a man who has had his eye on the land for years. As Ruth and Dana pursue love, contemplate children, and search for home, the truth of what unites their families is finally—at long last—revealed, in this beautifully written book.

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        March 31, 2021
        Skye runs Imagine That, a book and toy store and creative center in the small beach town where her aunt lives. She decides to create a weekend retreat filled with family adventure, and as the stress of the event mounts, the last thing she needs is her estranged half-sister, Amy, showing up with Skye's first love, Conner. Amy's motives are unclear, though she claims that she wants to make amends with Skye. Fifteen years prior, Amy's lies drove Skye away, and now Skye's perfectly ordered life is in danger. Alongside all the trouble with Amy, Conner brings up old feelings that Skye thought were long gone, putting her relationship with her steady boyfriend on the rocks. A campground fire seems like the final straw that ruins Skye's plans and her business, until help comes from an unexpected source. This heartwarming novel about love, friendship, and family will have Noble's (Tell Me No Lies, 2019) readers looking for more. Share this with fans of Hannah McKinnon and Nancy Thayer.

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—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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