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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joyce Maynard Narrator: Joyce Maynard Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2013 ISBN: 9781427239259
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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.

At Home in the World 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, At Home in the World is a testament to the resiliency of the spirit and the honesty of an unwavering eye.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Unsparing self-scrutiny...maturity and emotional candor. Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

  • Absorbing, funny, and emotionally blistering. Jules Siegel, San Francisco Chronicle
  • A wry, painful, engaging book. Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes
  • Maynard's testimony is priceless. Mary Cantwell, Vogue
  • Riveting and disturbing. The New York Times Book Review
  • Even Salinger loyalists may feel compelled to reexamine their idol. Glamour
  • “A wry, painful, engaging book.”

    Frank McCourt, New York Times bestselling author of Angela’s Ashes

  • Dazzling. San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Unsparing self-scrutiny…maturity and emotional candor.”

    New York Times

  • “Riveting and disturbing.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Absorbing, funny, and emotionally blistering.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Maynard’s testimony is priceless.”


  • “Even Salinger loyalists may feel compelled to reexamine their idol.”


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