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At Home in the World: A Memoir
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Picador USA
Publication date September 3, 2013
Pages 375
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781250046444
ISBN-10 1250046440
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9 in.
Original list price $18.00
Amazon.com says people who bought this book also bought:
Under the Influence | Dream Catcher | Salinger | After Her | The Good Daughters
Summaries and Reviews
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New York Times bestselling author of Labor Day
With a New Preface

When it was first published in 1998, At Home in the World set off a furor in the literary world and beyond. Joyce Maynard's memoir broke a silence concerning her relationship―at age eighteen―with J.D. Salinger, the famously reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye, then age fifty-three, who had read a story she wrote for The New York Times in her freshman year of college and sent her a letter that changed her life. Reviewers called her book "shameless" and "powerful" and its author was simultaneously reviled and cheered.

With what some have viewed as shocking honesty, Maynard explores her coming of age in an alcoholic family, her mother's dream to mold her into a writer, her self-imposed exile from the world of her peers when she left Yale to live with Salinger, and her struggle to reclaim her sense of self in the crushing aftermath of his dismissal of her not long after her nineteenth birthday. A quarter of a century later―having become a writer, survived the end of her marriage and the deaths of her parents, and with an eighteen-year-old daughter of her own―Maynard pays a visit to the man who broke her heart. The story she tells―of the girl she was and the woman she became―is at once devastating, inspiring, and triumphant.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780312195564
 
from Picador USA (October 1, 1998)
9780312195564 | details & prices | 347 pages | 6.50 × 10.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $25.00
About: The author describes her love affair with reclusive author J.
Paperback
Book cover for 9781250046444
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reissue edition from Picador USA (September 3, 2013)
9781250046444 | details & prices | 375 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $18.00
About: New York Times bestselling author of Labor DayWith a New PrefaceWhen it was first published in 1998, At Home in the World set off a furor in the literary world and beyond.
Miscellaneous
1 edition from Picador USA (April 1, 2007)
9781429977555 | details & prices | List price $9.99
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781427259950
 
Unabridged edition from St Martins Pr (October 7, 2014)
9781427259950 | details & prices | List price $52.99

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