At Home in the World: A Memoir

At Home in the World: A Memoir

Joyce Maynard


New York Times bestselling writer of Labor Day
With a brand new Preface

When it was once first released in 1998, At domestic on the planet set off a furor within the literary international and past. Joyce Maynard's memoir broke a silence touching on her relationship―at age eighteen―with J.D. Salinger, the famously reclusive writer of The Catcher within the Rye, then age fifty-three, who had learn a narrative she wrote for The manhattan Times in her freshman 12 months of school and despatched her a letter that modified her existence. Reviewers known as her ebook "shameless" and "powerful" and its writer was once concurrently reviled and cheered.

With what a few have seen as surprising honesty, Maynard explores her coming of age in an alcoholic kinfolk, her mother's dream to mould her right into a author, her self-imposed exile from the realm of her friends while she left Yale to reside with Salinger, and her fight to reclaim her feel of self within the crushing aftermath of his dismissal of her no longer lengthy after her 19th birthday. 1 / 4 of a century later―having turn into a author, survived the top of her marriage and the deaths of her mom and dad, and with an eighteen-year-old daughter of her own―Maynard can pay a trip to the fellow who broke her middle. the tale she tells―of the woman she used to be and the girl she became―is instantaneously devastating, inspiring, and triumphant.

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