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The Best of Us: A Memoir by [Maynard, Joyce]
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The Best of Us is so candid, so deeply moving, so powerful . . . a testament to human resilience. Joyce Maynard is unfathomably heroic. (Joyce Carol Oates)

I love this new work. I think it is the most important writing of her life--profound, heart wrenching, inspiring, full of joy and tears and life. (Anne Lamott)

Filled with passion and humor and beauty and aching sadness, The Best of Us gets at the heart of what love is: a willingness to open your heart completely to another person despite the risk of heartbreak. (Christina Baker Kline)

Joyce has captured her all too brief time with Jim in The Best of Us with her characteristic honesty and with so much love that my heart broke and soared on every page. Everyone needs to read this book. (Ann Hood)

Maynard's lyrical, moving, break-your-heart memoir will make you love a little harder, appreciate each second a little more, and shake your world in the best of ways. (Caroline Leavitt)

This fiercely honest book is as much about life as it is about death. We understand the magnitude of Maynard's loss because she has shown us the magnitude of her gain: the transformative joy of finding love in her late fifties. I could not stop turning the pages. (Anne Fadiman)

Joyce Maynard's memoir of life, death, and love is written with honesty, intimacy and a generosity of spirit that left me weeping, and in awe. I loved it. (Abigail Thomas)

The Best of Us is shattering in the best possible sense. With exquisite honesty, bravery, and large-heartedness, Joyce Maynard gives us a love story that we read breathlessly, even though we know how it will end. This is a beautiful story about the complexity of ever daring to adore another human being. I was moved and transfixed. (Dani Shapiro)

Oh! This book! Tender, insightful, ruminative, soaring. To find such love and then to lose it, and to capture so much of its beauty on the meager page--Joyce Maynard alchemizes life-numbing pain into dazzling prose. (Hope Edelman)

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From New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard, a memoir about discovering strength in the midst of great loss--"heart wrenching, inspiring, full of joy and tears and life." (Anne Lamott)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1444 KB
  • Print Length: 454 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1635570344
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA; 1 edition (5 September 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06WVQCK99
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #27,631 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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