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Maynard, Joyce, 1953-
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Joyce Maynard was born in Durham, New Hampshire in 1953. She first came to national attention with the publication of her New York Times cover story, “An Eighteen Year Old Looks Back on Life” in 1972. In the 1980’s Joyce began her career as a novelist with her first book, Baby Love (1981). Her second novel, To Die For (1992), was later adapted into a film. In 1998 she drew a great deal of attention with the publication of her memoir, At Home in the World, which deals with her affair with J. D. Salinger.
Both Joyce and her sister, Rona Maynard, wrote a great deal about their mother following her death, publishing stories including the book, My Mother's Daughter and articles about Fredelle in a number of magazines and newspapers.