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Bookwaves – January 31, 2019: Joyce Maynard

Richard Wolinsky and Joyce Maynard in the KPFA studios.

Joyce Maynard, whose latest book is a memoir, “The Best of Us,” is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky.

The author of several novels and multiple memoirs, Joyce Maynard’s latest book deals with her unexpected relationship and marriage in her late fifties, followed shortly thereafter with her husband’s diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. It’s both a love story and a harrowing tale of coping with a fatal disease.

In this interview, she discusses “The Best of Us,” talks about her twenty-year old memoir, “At Home in the World” and her affair with J.D. Salinger, and the making of the film of her novel “Labor Day.”

An extended version of this interview can be found as a Radio Wolinsky podcast.

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