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“Joyce Maynard is in top-notch form with Labor Day. Simply a novel you cannot miss.”

—Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of My Sister’s Keeper and Keeping Faith

“Maynard has created an ensemble of characters that will sneak into your heart, and warm it while it breaks.”

St. Petersburg Times

Joyce Maynard, acclaimed author of At Home in the World, is back with Labor Day. The  unforgettable story of a mother and son forever changed during a long summer weekend when a mysterious man comes into their lives. Labor Day is “a sexy, page turning, poignant story” (Jane Hamilton, author of A Map of the World) that “affirms Maynard’s reputation as a master storyteller and shows her to be a passionate humanist with a gifted ear and heart” (People)

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Labor Day
Average rating
3.9 / 5
Loved it!
April 2nd, 2015
It was one of those books I just wanted to keep reading. Great writing - can't wait to read more of her books !
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1 review
Great Read
September 8th, 2014
Not normally my preferred genre, but I thoroughly enjoyed this story. A very well written novel about love, betrayal and hot summer days.
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1 review
Great read
July 10th, 2014
I loved this book, I read it in 2 days! Maynard has such attention to detail I found myself in her world. I loved that this story was from Henry's perspective. Hope the movie is as good as this book!
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1 review
Enjoyed !
April 22nd, 2014
Interesting book.....so glad they were reunited after 20 years apart....loved seeing Henry grown up and a family after his teen years. Enjoyed this book...now to watch the movie!
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1 review
Labor Day
March 27th, 2014
This book was alright frustrating that the punctuation wasn't the greatest. Having no quotation when the people spoke was brutal but you do get the point. Unfortunately I would not recommend this book to anyone.
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1 review
March 25th, 2014
Found this good at the beginning but a little boring half way through but it did pick up towards the end. Overall it was ok.
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Labor Day
March 12th, 2014
Loved the story!
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1 review
Good.
March 6th, 2014
Kept my interest. Good characters.
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Labor Day
February 28th, 2014
Interesting story, I totally connected with Adele's emotional dependency to Frank and how in just a short time one can become accustomed to having someone make you feel like you are more than you allow your self to be because of some thing that sets you back. You have to get past that there are no quotations in the speaking part but all in all, a good read. I will go see the movie, :-)
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Labor day
February 20th, 2014
A great read!
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Labor day
February 20th, 2014
A great read!
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Labor Day
February 18th, 2014
Very slow and predictable read.
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Labor Day
February 17th, 2014
Great story. Easy to read and hard to put down. I hope the movie can match the book.
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Labor Day
February 17th, 2014
Great story. Easy to read and hard to put down. I hope the movie can match the book.
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Labor Day
January 26th, 2014
Bit of a slow read. Very predictable.
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Labor Day
January 26th, 2014
Bit of a slow read. Very predictable.
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January 24th, 2014
This was a very good book. At times a bit anti climatic but a good, solid read. A heart felt view of the world from a child of a depressed mom.
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January 23rd, 2014
I really enjoyed this story - well written!
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Labor Day
January 23rd, 2014
Excellent.....a surprise how much I enjoyed it
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Labor Day
January 20th, 2014
Really good story!
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2 reviews
example of life with a depressed mom
January 18th, 2014
Great example of what life is like living with a depressed parent. Some inconsistency in the story line but enjoyable all the same.
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1 review
Very good read.
January 15th, 2014
Touching coming of age story, with a beautiful adult love story entwined within. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a good read.
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