Where Love Goes

Where Love Goes

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by Joyce Maynard
     
 

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From the author of To Die For comes this poignant, stirring, and occasionally hilarious story of a woman's attempt to remake her life after a searing divorce. Maynard's novel captures love as one approaches middle age in contemporary America.

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From the author of To Die For comes this poignant, stirring, and occasionally hilarious story of a woman's attempt to remake her life after a searing divorce. Maynard's novel captures love as one approaches middle age in contemporary America.

Editorial Reviews

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"This is a splendid, heartfelt novel that knows far too much about what is going wrong between men and women in these strange and dizzying times. Joyce Maynard's subject is love, but her gift is presenting it in all its many masks and stoney guises as men and women blunder toward each other with all the tenderness of their wounds open for all to see. Her book feels real enough to live in."

— Pat Conroy

"Where Love Goes is a novel that has the intimacy and directness of a voice whispering in your ear. It is about love, loss, memory, music, men, women, children — and how they drag us kicking and screaming into adulthood. A lovely book. And true."

— Erica Jong

"The subject here is love, between parents and kids, husbands and wives, and lovers — how we beat each other up with it, misplace and misunderstand it, and fall on our swords over it, then find the touchingly human bravery to get up the next day and start pursuing it again. Joyce Maynard has written a pitch-perfect, wise, heartbreaking, and ultimately triumphant book."

— Charles Gaines

"Funny, tender, and true...Maynard's best yet."

— Kirkus Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Mating rituals among the middle-aged provide the focus for Maynard's latest. (Aug.)
Library Journal
It's romance, 1990s style, as Claire meets the love of her life-another divorced parent like herself. Unfortunately, the effort to make their two families one has mixed results.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679771029
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/1996
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
755,143
Product dimensions:
5.19(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.94(d)

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Erica Jong
A novel that has the intimacy and directness of a voice whispering in your ear...a lovely book. And true.

Meet the Author

Joyce Maynard was a freshman at Yale when she published her memorable New York Times cover story, "An Eighteen Year Old Looks Back at Life." Her most recent novel, To Die For, is now a movie produced by Columbia Pictures. She lives in Keene, New Hamphire, with her three children.

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Where Love Goes 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Maynard is a good writer, but if you are a depressed person, do not read this book. And even if you aren't depressed, you can be sure you will be after reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Maynard does a decent job of holding this story together for a while... Then bizarre, unnecessary things begin to happen and the novel becomes mired in melodrama. An ok read for a beach day or sick day, but the story won't stay with you.