At Home in the World

At Home in the World

A Memoir

Book - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
The author describes her love affair with reclusive author J.D. Salinger, which began at the age of eighteen, discussing her relationship with Salinger and her troubled but creative youth

McMillan Palgrave
In the spring of 1972, Joyce Maynard, a freshman at Yale, published a cover story in The New York Times Magazine about life in the sixties. Among the many letters of praise, offers for writing assignments, and request for interviews was a one-page letter from the famously reclusive author, J.D. Salinger.

Don't Go Away Sad is the story of a girl who loved and lived with J.D. Salinger, and the woman she became. A crucial turning point in Joyce Maynard's life occurred when her own daughter turned eighteen--the age Maynard was when Salinger first approached her. Breaking a twenty-five year silence, Joyce Maynard addresses her relationship with Salinger for the first time, as well as the complicated , troubled and yet creative nature of her youth and family. She vividly describes the details of the times and her life with the finesse of a natural storyteller.

Courageously written by a women determined to allow her life to unfold with authenticity, Don't Go Away Sad is a testament to the resiliency of the spirit and the honesty of an unwavering eye.


Blackwell North Amer
In the spring of 1972, when she was a freshman at Yale, Joyce Maynard wrote a cover story for The New York Times Magazine about life as a young person in the sixties. Among the hundreds of letters she received in response was one from the famously reclusive author J.D. Salinger. They embarked on a correspondence. Within months she had left college and moved in with him - believing, despite their thirty-five-year age difference, that she had found her soulmate and that they would be together always.
Shortly before the publication of Looking Back, the book she wrote over the course of her time with him, Salinger sent Maynard away - an event so devastating that she herself retreated from the world for two years in a New Hampshire farmhouse.
At Home in the World explores the story of Maynard's family, her relationship with Salinger, and the way the legendary writer's influence, along with that of her parents, reverberated through her life in the decades that followed. In these pages, she chronicles her painful reentry into the world, her development as a writer, her marriage, her struggle to become a healthy parent to her own children, the death of her parents, and the years, following the end of her marriage, when she set out to rebuild her life.

Baker
& Taylor

The author of Where Love Goes describes her love affair with reclusive author J. D. Salinger, which began at the age of eighteen, discussing her relationship with Salinger and her troubled but creative youth. 50,000 first printing. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Picador USA, 1998
Edition: 1st Picador USA ed
ISBN: 9780312195564
0312195567
Characteristics: xiii, 347 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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