This summer, New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard will publish her tenth novel, COUNT THE WAYS. Her most ambitious novel to date, COUNT THE WAYS tells the story of a family – from the hopeful early days of young marriage and falling in love, to parenthood, divorce, and its costly aftermath – illuminating how the mistakes of parents are passed down through generations to fester, or to be healed.
Ms. Maynard will be speaking at two July events in Cape May County – Sunday, July 18th at the Ocean City Free Public Library, 6:30pm under their outside tent, and hosted by Cape May County Public Library at Cape May County Park & Zoo on Monday, July 19th at 6pm. Independent booksellers Sun Rose Words & Music and Stone Harbor Bookshop will be at the events to handle book sales. Ms. Maynard will sign COUNT THE WAYS and any previous works.
Reached by her lakeside home in New Hampshire, Maynard says, “In all my years of touring the country to talk about the books I write, I’ve never visited Southern New Jersey. I’m happy to say that I’m about to remedy this with two rare live events there to celebrate the publication of my new novel, Count the Ways – my tenth so far, and I think it’s my best work. Having read up on the beautiful beaches and towns of Southern New Jersey, I can’t wait to see the place for myself.”
Joyce Maynard is the author of nine previous novels and five books of nonfiction, as well as the syndicated column, “Domestic Affairs.” Her bestselling memoir, At Home in the World, has been translated into sixteen languages. Maynard is a fellow of the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. She is a founder of Write by the Lake, a week-long workshop on the art and craft of memoir, held every year since 2001 at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Her novels To Die For and Labor Day were both adapted for film.
Count the Ways is under the imprint of William Morrow and Harper Collins and is out July 13th, 2021 wherever books are sold.
For more information, visit www.oceancitylibrary.org, www.cmclibrary.org or www.joycemaynard.com.