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Labor Day

by Joyce Maynard

eBooks of the Month Relationship Stories

Labor Day Synopsis

With the end of summer closing in and a steamy Labor Day weekend looming in the town of Holton Mills, New Hampshire, thirteen-year-old Henry—lonely, friendless, not too good at sports—spends most of his time watching television, reading, and daydreaming about the soft skin and budding bodies of his female classmates. For company Henry has his long-divorced mother, Adele—a onetime dancer whose summer project was to teach him how to foxtrot; his hamster, Joe; and awkward Saturday-night outings to Friendly's with his estranged father and new stepfamily. As much as he tries, Henry knows that even with his jokes and his "Husband for a Day" coupon, he still can't make his emotionally fragile mother happy. Adele has a secret that makes it hard for her to leave their house, and seems to possess an irreparably broken heart.

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ISBN: 9780062313638
Publication date: 16/01/2014
Publisher: HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Format: Paperback / softback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780062313638
Publication date: 16th January 2014
Author: Joyce Maynard
Publisher: HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 288 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Joyce Maynard

Maynard is the author of fifteen books, including the novel To Die For and the best-selling memoir, At Home in the World—translated into twelve languages. Her novel, Labor Day, became a motion picture in theaters January 2014, adapted and directed by Jason Reitman, and starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin.

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