Joyce Maynard returns to New Hampshire! You may remember her from her popular column “Domestic Affairs", or her early novel To Die For, and now she's back, with several New York Times bestsellers under her belt, to share her new memoir, The Best of Us: A Memoir. At the age of 59, Joyce Maynard met the first true partner she had ever known. She married Jim Barringer on a New Hampshire hillside with friends and children gathered, fireworks exploding as they talked about the trips they would take, the olive trees they would plant, the food they would make together. How lucky, everyone said, that they had found each other when they did. Just after their one-year anniversary, Jim was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. And nineteen months later, having shared a struggle that consumed both their lives, Joyce lay beside him while he took his last breath.