Baby Love: A Novel

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Open Road Media, Apr 17, 2012 - Fiction - 242 pages
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Maynard’s captivating novel of four teenage girls, bound together by early motherhood and forever changed by the arrival of two women in their small New England town
In their New Hampshire community, Sandy, Jill, Tara, and Wanda are different from other teenage girls. Jill is pregnant, while the other three are already mothers. Sandy, at eighteen, is married. Tara, the product of a broken family, is raising her baby alone. Wanda, with her three-month-old, still manages to date despite the demands of motherhood. Though their situations are different, the girls are united by their baby love. When two childless women arrive from out of town, the young mothers quickly capture their attention. But just as the women’s worlds begin to intertwine, a catastrophe threatens to sweep through town—and change their lives forever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Joyce Maynard including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

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Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19

Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 20
A Biography of Joyce Maynard

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About the author (2012)

Joyce Maynard is the author of twelve books of fiction and nonfiction, including the memoir At Home in the World, translated into seventeen languages, and the New York Times–bestselling novel Labor Day. Maynard’s most recent novel, After Her, also tells a story of sex and murder. 
A former reporter with the New York Times and longtime performer with the Moth, Maynard teaches writing at Lake Atitlán, Guatemala, and makes her home in Northern California. 

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