In Count the Ways: A Novel, bestselling author Joyce Maynard follows the arc of the lives of Eleanor and Cam. From their meeting at a crafts fair in Vermont in the early 1970s, to having three children and a family life of softball games in the summer, snow days by the fire, and small traditions like launching paper boats in the brook every spring. Then comes a terrible accident caused by Cam’s negligence. Eleanor can’t forgive him and, consumed by bitterness, loses herself in her life as a mother while Cam finds solace with a new young partner. Over the decades that follow, this fractured family makes surprising discoveries and decisions that bring them together and often tear them apart. Count the Ways captures a family forced to confront essential, painful truths of its past and find redemption in its darkest hours.