Labor Day

[a Novel]
Maynard, Joyce (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Labor Day

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Authors: Maynard, Joyce, 1953-
Title: Labor Day
[a novel]
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 244 p. ;,24 cm.
Notes: Subtitle from book jacket.
ISBN: 0061843407
Statement of Responsibility: Joyce Maynard
Subject Headings: New Hampshire Fiction. Life change events Fiction. Young men Fiction. Mothers and sons Fiction.
Genre/Form: Bildungsromans.
Topical Term: Life change events
Young men
Mothers and sons
LCCN: 2009013167
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I really liked this book much more than I thought I would. I really related to the mum's faults and unapologetic attitude and I think Kate Winset was a very good choice to pay her in the movie.

Jul 20, 2014
  • kmlangton rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book was much better than I anticipated - I only read it because it was my book club's choice this summer. The characters' decisions and the resulting consequences stayed with me for days.

Jun 27, 2014
  • jfd5 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

enjoyed this read. Felt for all of the characters. Will watch the movie now and see how it goes.

Jun 22, 2014
  • PJD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

very emotional!

Nice story, easy read. Midway through the book Frank teaches Henry to make a peach pie - it made me actually want to try to make the pie crust too. A wonderful narrative description of how to make a peach pie, mmmm mmmmm.

Feb 24, 2014
  • AlizontheAmazon rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

After seeing the movie I wanted to read the book. The movie did a really good job of portraying the book. I liked the book more just because it provided more backstory that the movie couldn't have done.

In both the book and the movie I thought the romance between Adele and Frank was a little rushed and unexplained, but it is portrayed as it is seen through the eyes of Henry so I guess that's understandable.

I would actually say that this is more like a YA coming of age book than an adult romance type novel. If you're looking for a romance book I wouldn't necessarily recommend this one.

Jan 17, 2014
  • dontbugmeimreading rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

loved this one and will go looking for more by her.

Dec 16, 2013
  • bandblair rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Well-written and an interesting story. Wondering if the movie will be good.


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