By 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 this planet set off a furor within the literary global and past. Joyce Maynard's memoir broke a silence referring to 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 big apple Times in her freshman 12 months of faculty and despatched her a letter that modified her existence. Reviewers known as her publication "shameless" and "powerful" and its writer was once concurrently reviled and cheered.
With what a few have considered as stunning honesty, Maynard explores her coming of age in an alcoholic kin, her mother's dream to mould her right into a author, her self-imposed exile from the realm of her friends whilst she left Yale to stay with Salinger, and her fight to reclaim her feel of self within the crushing aftermath of his dismissal of her now not lengthy after her 19th birthday. 1 / 4 of a century later―having turn into a author, survived the tip 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 center. the tale she tells―of the woman she was once and the lady she became―is instantaneously devastating, inspiring, and triumphant.