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Joyce Maynard

Lessons From Ladies' Home Journal

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.25.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

When the editor called to say she liked the essay and wanted to buy it, I was convinced it was a friend playing a trick. It wasn't. In fact, the editor wanted to know if I had any other essays to show her.

Wave of Hiker Deaths Echoes 1970s Crime Spree

Christine Bronstein | Posted 06.22.2014 | Crime
Christine Bronstein

Last week, Bay Area residents had a disturbing reminder of a crime spree that terrorized Marin County women in the 1970s. While the police seem to believe that there's no reason for present-day women to be concerned, several locals disagree.

Joyce Maynard Discusses Pie Crust -- and Labor Day

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.02.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Joyce Maynard admits that her favorite scene in Jason Reitman's film of her novel Labor Day is one that wasn't in the book.

Movie Review: Labor Day

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.29.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Labor Day is one of those movies that either gets you to buy in and play along, or loses you at a crucial moment, earning only your mockery for the rest of its running time.

Joyce Maynard On Dating J.D. Salinger

Posted 01.24.2014 | Books

Joyce Maynard's 2009 novel, Labor Day, has been adapted into a feature film that hits theaters Jan. 31. The writer already has one other claim to fame...

Salinger Documentary by Shane Salerno, a Revealing Homerun

Carole Mallory | Posted 03.25.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Shane Salerno succeeds in solving the riddle of J.D. Salinger's reclusive behavior. Salinger chose to be a recluse when it suited his needs. Folks int...

Salinger: The Documentary on PBS

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

It's fitting that the 200th episode of American Masters on PBS features writer J. D. Salinger, an author so influential it is hard to imagine the course of 20th century American literature without his imprint of lost innocence in the novel The Catcher in the Rye.

J.D. Salinger and His Love for Homeopathic Medicine

Dana Ullman | Posted 12.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

Maynard wrote (and Salinger's daughter Margaret confirmed, in her own book, published in 2000) that Salinger has a special love and even a "preoccupation" with homeopathy.

Live from Toronto International Film Festival: Wednesday, Sept. 11

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.12.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Movies can amaze with their ability to not just take you out of yourself but to put in the middle of worlds you otherwise would never get a chance to see or experience.

Movie Review: Salinger

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.04.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

After all the hype about its supposedly mind-blowing revelations about the late J.D. Salinger, Shane Salerno's Salinger turns out to be a hype -- an overblown, overlong documentary with little that is either truly revelatory or earth-shaking.

Laura Bush And Karl Rove Headline Texas Book Festival

Statesman.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Texas Book Festival releases its list today of authors participating in the 15th annual event, and the big names include a well-known radio journa...

Joyce Maynard

Joyce Maynard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joyce Maynard

On the Facebook page of my 26-year-old son--a place I am not encouraged to visit but do, occasionally, when too much time elapses between calls home t...

J. D. Salinger Remembered With Gratitude and Suspicion

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Finkle

The only book my mother ever forbade me to read was The Catcher in the Rye. Perhaps if she'd used reverse psychology, I wouldn't have become an avid Salinger fan.

At Home in the World: An Affair with J. D. Salinger Reveals a Sad, Angry, Predatory Man

Jules Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jules Siegel

Joyce Maynard's dazzling memoir, At Home in the World, reveals the details of her nine-month affair with J. D. Salinger when she was 18 years old.

Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates Me....

Lisa Solod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lisa Solod

"I'm going to go out in the yard and eat worms," is how the rest of that sad ditty goes. If you didn't say it as a child, you know someone who d...

Joyce Maynard In Spotlight With J.D. Salinger's Death

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Joyce Maynard is gaining plenty of attention today in light of J.D. Salinger's death at 91. Maynard's memoir "At Home In The World" in 1998 detaile...

J.D. Salinger Reviews: The New York Review Of Books On The Legendary Author

The New York Review of Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

J.D. Salinger's death has struck a chord around the world as those who grew up with the legendary author reflect on the end of an era. What has been s...

Third Screen: J. D. Salinger Sues

Vickie Karp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Vickie Karp

When does an iconic image, a shared artistic experience, or a germane public idea shift shape from private and protected to public and open to fair use?