The One Good Man - Joyce Maynard

“It was a very sweet and touching letter, signed Grizzly.”

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The One Good Man

by Joyce Maynard

An author who treasures the art of letter-writing is spellbound by an inmate who becomes a pen pal.

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Joyce and her kids around the time of her correspondence with Grizzly. Photo courtesy of Joyce Maynard.

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Joyce’s experiences with Grizzly were the basis of her novel Labor Day, now being turned into a film by Jason Reitman, starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin. The film will be released on December 25th, 2013. Photo courtesy Entertainment Weekly.

Count The Ways Cover

The cover of Joyce's tenth book, Count the Ways, which will be released June 29, 2021