Mark Maynard - Grind

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 7:00pm

A sometime-stand-up comedian by night, an all-the-time writer and teacher by day, Mark Maynard has taught community college students about narrative arc, helicopter skied after stories for a local newspaper, thrown in his lot with a start-up dotcom biz, and coordinated play-dates for his two boys as a stay-at-home dad. It’s no wonder Maynard chose to write about a city as transformative as Reno, Nevada. Each of the eight stories in his debut novel, Grind ($15.95), introduces characters striving and struggling in “the Biggest Little City.”


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
Grind Cover Image
ISBN: 9781937226039
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Torrey House Press - December 18th, 2012

Convicts round up wild mustangs, a schizophrenic homeless man wins the jackpot and disappears, a truck driver with a child's mind spends his last hours in the embrace of a prostitute's photos--disparate and vivid, Mark Maynard's characters intersect in the new wild west of Reno, Nevada.