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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,844 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joyce Maynard Narrator: Wilson Bethel Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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  • “Joyce Maynard is in top-notch form with Labor Day. From the perfect pitch of a teenaged boy narrator to the eloquent message of how loneliness can bind people together, this is simply a novel you cannot miss.”

    Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author 

  • “It is a testament to Maynard’s skill that she makes this ominous setup into a convincing and poignant coming-of-age tale.”

    Washington Post

  • “Maynard offers fresh insight into what constitutes family.”

    USA Today

  • “[The] story is moving and fast-moving, affirming Maynard’s reputation as a master storyteller and showing her to be a passionate humanist with a gifted ear and heart…Maynard illuminates the human experience.”

    People

  • “Maynard’s inventive coming-of-age tale indelibly captures the anxiety and confusion inherent in adolescence, while the addition of a menacing element of suspense makes this emotionally fraught journey that much more harrowing.”

    Booklist

  • “Maynard expertly tugs heartstrings in a tidy tale.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Maynard gets inside the head of an adolescent boy who is grappling with his own identity and the mysteries of sex (while revealing the secrets of making perfect pie crust).”

    Salt Lake City Tribune

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Selected for the August 2009 Indie Next List

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jean | 2/15/2014

    " really compelling and disturbing book. i felt uncomfortable at first while reading, then could not put it down. i ended up really liking it "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Tenna | 2/12/2014

    " Just couldn't get into this book...I gave up after about 30 pages which is really unusual for me. Oh well, on to the next! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jean Brown | 2/9/2014

    " I loved this book...despite having a child narrator which I don't usually like..it was a quick and easy read..but had a lot to say all the same...I'd saved it to read this weekend (Labor Day:) .... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Joan | 1/30/2014

    " Loved this book! Joyce Maynard is a master of character development. This is a book that will capture your attention immediately. I got sad at the end, not because of the storyline, but because the book was ending... "

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