Joyce Maynard - How the Light Gets In (Corte Madera Store & Online Ticketed)

Joyce Maynard
How the Light Gets In

Corte Madera Store & Live Online
$36 Ticket Includes Book and Workshop

Wed., June 26, 2024 • 4:00pm PT – Workshop
Wed., June 26, 2024 • 6:00pm PT – Author Talk

This event will be hosted in-person at Book Passage's Corte Madera Store and live online. Please contact with questions regarding events.

Joining us in-person? 

$36 Ticket Includes Book, Memoir Workshop at 4PM (optional) & Speaking Event with Personalization & Photo Opportunity at 6PM! 

(Not able to join us in-person for the workshop? We'll share the link with you to watch the recording from home at your leisure!) 

Joining us virtually? 

$36 Ticket Includes Book, Memoir Workshop at 4PM & Speaking Event with Personalization Opportunity (upon request)! 

(If you are unable to watch the workshop live, we'll share the link with you to watch the recording at your leisure!)

From New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard comes the eagerly anticipated follow-up to her beloved novel Count the Ways—a complex story of three generations of a family and its remarkable, resilient, indomitable matriarch, Eleanor.

Following the death of her former husband, Cam, fifty-four-year-old Eleanor has moved back to the New Hampshire farm where they raised three children to care for their brain-injured son, Toby, now an adult. Toby’s older brother, Al, is married and living in Seattle with his wife; their sister, Ursula, lives in Vermont with her husband and two children. Although all appears stable, old resentments, anger, and bitterness simmer just beneath the surface.

How the Light Gets In follows Eleanor and her family through fifteen years (2010 to 2024) as their story plays out against a uniquely American backdrop and the events that transform their world (climate change, the January 6th insurrection, school violence) and shape their lives (later-life love, parental alienation, steadfast friendship). With her trademark sensitivity and insight, Joyce Maynard paints an indelible portrait of characters both familiar and new making their way over rough, messy, and treacherous terrain to find their way to what is, for each, a place to call “home.”


Joyce Maynard is the author of twelve previous novels and five books of nonfiction, as well as the syndicated column, “Domestic Affairs.” Her bestselling memoir, At Home in the World, has been translated into sixteen languages. Her novels To Die For and Labor Day were both adapted for film. Maynard divides her time between homes in California, New Hampshire, and Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.


“A fearlessly candid, heartrendingly forthright examination of the joys and terrors of family life from the perspective of a woman of unusual sensitivity and empathy, Count the Ways takes us on a memorable journey.” — Joyce Carol Oates



 Joyce Maynard - photo credit Joanna Eldredge


Book Passage Corte Madera
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
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ISBN: 9780062398307
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Published: William Morrow - June 25th, 2024