[[ Reading ]] ➿ Labor Day Author Joyce Maynard – Bassgrotto.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Labor Day

  1. says:

    Henry is a 13 year old living with his pet hamster, Joe, and his agoraphobic, damaged mother at the end of a cul de sac in Holton Mills, New Hampshire He sees his father on Saturday nights for unappetizing outings to Friendly s with dad s new family Henry is small, unathletic and on the lower steps of the social ladder at school But changes are afoot His body is changing in obvious ways and his interests are beginning to point, sometimes embarrassingly so, toward girls His life takes a turn on the Thursday before Labor Day, when a bleeding man approaches Henry while he is in a store with his mother, and asks for help.Joyce Maynard from NY MagazineHenry s coming of age journey includes lessons on throwing a baseball, learning how to make a perfect pie crust, exposure to sexuality, his own and others , admiration, jealousy, selfishness, selflessness, love and betrayal He learns the power of hope over despair, and the impact of betrayal.My upbringing was nothing like Henry s but, having once been a 13 year old boy, I felt I could relate to Henry s struggles Maynard captured the essence of that curious time of life and adds a morally thoughtful dimension that gives added heft to her story.Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin in the film image from Cmfilmcommentary.comI ripped through this book in near record time It is a fast read, but also a compelling one Labor Day is a work well done EXTRA STUFFThe film was released January 31...


  2. says:

    I m a recent fan of Joyce Maynard and just want to read all of her books now But I should probably slowly, savor them For years I have wanted to read this one, but it stayed in my pile The movie came out, and I never watched it, because I wanted to read the book first I said I was going to wait to read this one since it was her highest rated GR book But I m unpredictable about reads Labor Day tells the story of one long, steamy Labor Day weekend told from the point of view of Henry It s the story of longing, and wanting to be loved Henry is 13 and lives with his mother His parents are divorced and he eats dinner out once a week with his father and his new family Henry doesn t feel like he belongs He has no friends, except for his mother His mother is haunted by her past and almost appears to go through the motions of life, not really living She is practically a recluse Until that one fateful day when they go to the store for pants for Henry This is where they meet Frank, an escaped convict, who is also longing And immediately, all three o...


  3. says:

    4.5 StarsJust wow I ve met Ms Maynard too late in my life This story would have been better for me, had I not watched the movie first I liked both I dare say I would have been obsessed with the book and rated a resounding 5 stars had I not been privy to the screen play prior to the novel But this is okay with me, it just changed the route to get to the ending, in a way.The author added a handful of pages at the end, entitled Don t Try This at Home How I Came to Write This Novel This is her story of how this story came to life I like these added bits of gold, when the author gives their back story What I gleaned from this is that Joyce is a trusting soul, likes to see the best in people and likes to see a story unfold, whether she has weighed up every little pro and con there could be or not I see this in myself in a way, and now am very keen to learn about her and her work This is my favourite part But the world I want to live in as a world in which it is still possible to believe in goodness, to ...


  4. says:

    I must comment that early in my reading of this book, I was contemplating that it would be deserving of a 3 star rating I certainly was in error, because as I progressed the story became richer and nuanced When finally I reached the denouement I realized that I held in my hands a beautiful, evocative gem, which had brought me to tears.Labor Day is the tale of a fourteen year old boy, Henry, who lives in isolation with his long divorced, emotionally fragile mother On one of their rare outings, he is approached by an injured man who requests his help Henry and his mother pity him and take him to their home It soon becomes clear that this is an escaped prisoner, but no ordinary man.The time they spend together is the moving, often delightful essence of this novel.Maynard has skillfully and poign...


  5. says:

    If people saw the movie.Even with a talented cast.., it s not nearly as good as the book


  6. says:

    I have not seen the movie yet of Labor Day by Joyce Maynard, but I ve seen enough movie trailers that I could read the book with the visuals of Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet in my head About at the half way point if asked, I would have rated the book 4 stars But somewhere in that last half when everything was happening, my heart was lost 5 huge and well deserved stars is the rating I am giving this book.Henry is thirteen years old He lives with his somewhat dysfunctional mother, Adele Adele has several issues and at first, I was trying to come up with a proper diagnosis But as I progressed through the book, it became obvious that her only true diagnosis was a broken heart She felt everything so deeply, it was like the world was too much for her During one of Henry and Adele s rare trips to the store, Henry is approached by Frank who has escaped from prison He is hurt and they take him home with them During the six days he spent there, all of their lives were changed forever We learn Frank s story and you can t help but fall in love with him We learn Adele s past, and the pain she has endured These two people that have mostly only known loneliness find hope and love through each other If I d never jumped out that window, I never would have found you ...


  7. says:

    A solid enjoyable read I enjoyed the storyline, who cares if a little unbelievable It was good to have the story told from the point of view of 13 year old Henry, even if some of that pre pubescent teenage musings got a little awkward I loved Adele, you feel her sadness, she s a great character and I can understand how she fell for th...


  8. says:

    There is a metaphor at the heart of this book, that of the creation of an upper crust for a peach pie and the difficulties encountered when the hands are shaky and the weather is humid It must be handled delicately and involves a little magic Such magic is present when a stranger who also happens to be an escaped convict lands in the house of a 13 year old self described loser and his agoraphobic mother, both of whom could use a great deal of help If the setup sounds a little too facile, the execution really is complicated Other reviews have said this is told from the point of view of that 13 year old, but it really is told from the point of view of that boy as an adult It is a memory piece, not a journal of days Such qualifiers as at that time give this away, making it much than just a record, but a haunting realizati...


  9. says:

    Very good book..I hope the movie is as well done.


  10. says:

    I really, really tried I got to page 88 and just gave up The plot is contrived and I was just beginning to be able to suspend the disbelief necessary to get into the book, when I gave up on trying to be able to figure out who was speaking and or thinking It is completely pretentious to write an entire book with a ton of dialogue and NOT use proper punctuation to indicate who is speaking and who is having inner dialogue I get it, I get it, it s a big bad impressive way to write, but only if done well It is not done well here I gave up when I realized on my lunch break at work that I rather be working than reading this book I actually read the reading guide questions, interview with the author which was disturbing and the prologue of another book of her s and didn t crack open the book proper I m reading this for a book movie club, where we read the book and then see the movie to determine which medium worked better for the st...