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My Salinger Year

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(336 Pages)
Product Number: LP3244
Released: 01 Aug, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781471266898
Publisher: W F Howes
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At twenty-three, Joanna Rakoff moves to New York City and takes a job as assistant to the storied literary agent for J. D. Salinger. She spends her days in the agency, where Dictaphones and typewriters still reign and old-time agents doze at their desks after martini lunches. Joanna is given the task of answering Salinger's fan mail. But as she reads the candid, heart-wrenching letters from his readers, she finds herself unable to type out the agency's decades-old form response. Instead, drawn inexorably into the emotional world of Salinger's devotees, she abandons the template and begins writing back.

Author(s): Joanna Rakoff
Original Publish Date: 01 Aug, 2014

Professional reviews

"A charming coming-of-age memoir about a young woman who lands a job assisting J.D. Salinger's literary agent in the 1990s ‘Here is a memoir that manages to be dreamlike but sharp, poignant but unsentimental. Here is a book I'm going to have to insist you read immediately’ MAGGIE SHIPSTEAD ‘An utterly beguiling memoir, not only about Salinger and a bygone era of publishing, but about relationships, finding one's voice, and surviving in the big city’ BOOKSELLER"

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