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Labor Day: A Novel

by Joyce Maynard

HarperCollins | August 3, 2010 | Trade Paperback

Labor Day: A Novel is rated 2 out of 5 by 1.

With the end of summer closing in and a steamy Labor Day weekend looming in the town of Holton Mills, New Hampshire, lonely, friendless thirteen-year-old Henry spends most of his time watching television, reading, and daydreaming with only his emotionally fragile, long-divorced mother for company. But everything changes on the Thursday before the holiday weekend when a mysterious bleeding man named Frank asks Henry for a hand. Over the next five days, Henry will learn some of life's most valuable lessons, about the breathless pain of jealousy, the power of betrayal, and the importance of putting those we care about above ourselves—and that real love is worth waiting for.

From acclaimed author Joyce Maynard comes a beautiful, poignant tale of love, sex, adolescence, and devastating treachery as seen through the eyes of a young teenager—and the man he later becomes.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.61 in

Published: August 3, 2010

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061843415

ISBN - 13: 9780061843419

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from hard to get into I didn't enjoy this book, it couldn't hold my interest. It was well written and flowed nicely, but it just felt like something was missing. Maybe I just missed the point of the novel, but nothing in it stood out as a defining moment.
Date published: 2013-08-30

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Labor Day: A Novel

Labor Day: A Novel

by Joyce Maynard

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.61 in

Published: August 3, 2010

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061843415

ISBN - 13: 9780061843419

About the Book

In a manner evoking Ian McEwan's "Atonement" and Nick Hornby's "About a Boy," acclaimed author Maynard weaves a beautiful, poignant tale of love, sex, adolescence, and devastating treachery as seen through the eyes of a young teenage boy.

From the Publisher

With the end of summer closing in and a steamy Labor Day weekend looming in the town of Holton Mills, New Hampshire, lonely, friendless thirteen-year-old Henry spends most of his time watching television, reading, and daydreaming with only his emotionally fragile, long-divorced mother for company. But everything changes on the Thursday before the holiday weekend when a mysterious bleeding man named Frank asks Henry for a hand. Over the next five days, Henry will learn some of life's most valuable lessons, about the breathless pain of jealousy, the power of betrayal, and the importance of putting those we care about above ourselves—and that real love is worth waiting for.

From acclaimed author Joyce Maynard comes a beautiful, poignant tale of love, sex, adolescence, and devastating treachery as seen through the eyes of a young teenager—and the man he later becomes.

About the Author

Joyce Maynard is the author of seven previous novels, includingTo Die For,Labor Day, andThe Good Daughters, and four books of nonfiction. Her bestselling memoir,At Home in the World, has been translated into sixteen languages. Maynard's bestselling novelLabor Daywas adapted for film by Academy Award-nominated director Jason Reitman and stars Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin. Maynard makes her home in California.

Editorial Reviews

“an uplifting story told by a boy who is just beginning to understand what life is all about.”