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The best of us : a memoir

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"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."--Book jacket.

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1 current hold with 3 total copies.
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Palmyra Community Library 92 MAYNARD (Text)
Adult New Nonfiction
52127300356910
In transit
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Sodus Community Library BIO MAYNARD (Text)
Adult Biographies
52148300467929
Checked out
11/28/2017
Stevens Memorial Community Library - Attica BIOG MAYNARD (Text)
Biography
52149100559097
Checked out
12/06/2017

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