HarperCollins Publishers Inc
FORMAT: Paperback
ISBN: 9780061843419
RRP: £9.99
PAGES: 244
PUBLICATION DATE: November 18, 2010


Labor Day

By (author) Joyce Maynard

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.

Reviews of Labor Day

"Joyce Maynard is in top-notch form with "Labor Day." From the perfect pitch of a teenaged boy narrator to the eloquent message of how loneliness can bind people together, this is simply a novel you cannot miss."–Jodi Picoult, "New York Times" bestselling author of "My Sister's Keeper" and "Handle With Care"

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