25 Years of Stories: Love and Art - Joyce Maynard

“My parents were spectacularly protective and hovered over me to make sure no pain or physical injury should occur.”

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25 Years of Stories: Love and Art

This week, we play a story about motherhood from Joyce Maynard. This episode is hosted by Jodi Powell.

Storyteller: Joyce Maynard

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Love is the Best Art of All

by Joyce Maynard

A woman discovers that even the most elaborate holidays can't protect her children from the pain of growing up.

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Joyce And Her Daughter Audrey And The Older Of Her Sons Charlie Aka Captain Planet 465X308

Joyce, her daughter Audrey, and her son Charlie (a.k.a. Captain Planet, 24 years after writing the note in the story). Photo courtesy Joyce Maynard.

Best Of Us Joyce Maynard

Joyce’s latest book, The Best of Us: A Memoir, is available for purchase.