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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,705 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joyce Maynard Narrator: Joyce Maynard, Rebecca Tuttle, Jeff Woodman Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“A story of choices and events so intimate I felt I was part of it. The novel is wrenching, the emotions radiant, and it will leave readers transformed”
—Luanne Rice, author of The Deep Blue Sea for Beginners

“Joyce Maynard has outdone herself in this beautifully written story you’ll find hard to put down and impossible to forget.”
— Elizabeth Berg, author of The Last Time I Saw You

 

Bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Labor Day, Joyce Maynard now brings us The Good Daughters, a spellbinding novel about friendship, family secrets, and the strange, unexpected twists of fate that shape our lives. The story of two women born the same day in the same hospital, but raised in vastly different emotional environments, The Good Daughters is another high note in Maynard’s already distinguished writing career.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Joyce Maynard has outdone herself in this beautifully written story you’ll find hard to put down and impossible to forget.” 

    Elizabeth Berg, author of The Last Time I Saw You

  • “Maynard’s spare prose packs a rich emotional punch…a can’t put-it-down mystery.” 

    People 

  • [A] beautifully written book.” 

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A profoundly moving chronicle of the primacy of family connection.” 

    Booklist 

  • Selected for the September 2010 Indie Next List

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Crubano410comcast.comnone | 2/17/2014

    " Loved this book!! Think it was the best book I read this year. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Erin | 2/16/2014

    " Joyce Maynard is another of my favorite authors...each of her books is profoundly different. In this novel, two girls born on the same day in the same small town are forever linked in ways more than they know. One girl's mom, who knows the truth, makes it her business to keep in touch with the other throughout her lifetime. The girls were switched at birth, but at the end, an even deeper secret is revealed. Beautiful, fascinating story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by RNOCEAN | 2/13/2014

    " "Two families, the Planks and the Dickersons, are mysteriously entwined in this exquisite novel that centers on decades of life at a New Hampshire farm. Youngest daughters Ruth Plank and Dana Dickerson, born on the same day in the same hospital, take turns narrating the struggles they face as children. Ruth feels a coldness from her mother; Dana is unsettled by her kooky parents constantly uprooting her and her brother Ray. Regardless, the Planks pay a yearly visit to the Dickersons no matter where they've ended up living. As the girls come of age, Ruth takes an interest in art, sex, and Dana's brother, Ray, with whom she later reunites, at Woodstock, in a swirl of drugs and mud. Meanwhile, Dana realizes that her desires are directed toward women and sets off to pursue agricultural studies at a university, where she meets Clarice, an assistant professor. As time goes by, the floundering Plank Farm is in danger of being seized by Ruth's former boyfriend, a man who has had his eye on the land for years. As Ruth and Dana pursue love, contemplate children, and search for home, the truth of what unites their families is finally--at long last--revealed, in this beautifully written book." *****Rate this book 5/5. I LOVED THIS BOOK! The descriptive language of love and loss in this book was a pleasure to read. I have not read this author before, but I will seek out her other books. This book tells the story of two incredible women, how they adapt to life, their loves and their losses and how things come together in the end. Very beautiful book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Melana | 2/10/2014

    " I liked the characters. You definitely knew the "shock" early on in the book but the characters were good enough that you wanted to keep reading to see what happened to them. "

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