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Meet Best-Selling Author, Joyce Maynard

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.

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, Guatemala. She will be in conversation with author Carol Hoenig.

An advanced ticket price of $36 includes an autographed copy and light refreshments. $50 at the door. For more information call 516-764-4100. 

Carol Hoenig is the author of the forthcoming novel, Before She Was a Finley, a prequel to Without Grace, as well as the author of Of Little Faith and The Author’s Guide to Planning Book Events. Her essays are in a number of anthologies. She is President of Carol Hoenig Publishing Consultant, co-owner of On the Road Book Events and co-podcaster on Wildflowers Podcast: Books, Booze and Banter on YouTube. She is presently working on another novel…or two. You may find out more about her at