The Resource The best of us : a memoir, Joyce Maynard

The best of us : a memoir, Joyce Maynard

Label
The best of us : a memoir
Title
The best of us
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Maynard
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 2011, when she was in her late fifties, author and journalist Joyce Maynard met the first true partner she had ever known. Jim wore a rakish hat over a good head of hair; he asked real questions and gave real answers; he loved to see Joyce shine, both in and out of the spotlight; and he didn't mind the mess she made in the kitchen. Before they met, both had believed they were done with marriage, and even after they married, Joyce resolved that no one could alter her course of determined independence. Then, just after their one-year wedding anniversary, her new husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. During the nineteen months that followed, as they battled his illness together, she discovered for the first time what it really meant to be a couple--'to be a true partner and to have one.' This is their story. Charting the course through their whirlwind romance, a marriage cut short by tragedy, and Joyce's return to living alone on new terms, The Best of Us is a heart-wrenching, ultimately life-affirming reflection on coming to understand true love through the experience of great loss."--Jacket
Summary
In a memoir of learning to understand true love through the experience of loss, the author describes finding the love of her life in her late fifties, only to lose him to pancreatic cancer less than three years into their marriage
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10574468
Cataloging source
KYC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maynard, Joyce
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Barringer, James A
  • Maynard, Joyce
  • Authors, American
  • Pancreas
  • Middle-aged persons
  • Married people
  • Loss (Psychology)
Target audience
adult
Label
The best of us : a memoir, Joyce Maynard
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn999661547
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 437 pages
Isbn
9781635570342
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016058363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)999661547
Label
The best of us : a memoir, Joyce Maynard
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn999661547
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 437 pages
Isbn
9781635570342
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016058363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)999661547

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