1996. Joanna Rakoff takes a job - her first - at one of New York's oldest literary agencies. On her first day, her boss - a commanding woman in her sixties who has been there for three decades - gives her a stern talk about someone named 'Jerry'. She is never to give out Jerry's address or phone number, or talk to reporters about Jerry, or to call him with questions. It is only then she notices an entire wall of books containing myriad editions of the works of J. D. Salinger. Oh
, she thinks. That Jerry.
Filled with titanic personalities and legendary authors, including the mysterious and iconic J. D. Salinger, My Salinger Year
is a vivid, funny and charming coming of age story about a young woman trying to find her feet, and her voice. It is also a love letter to the vanishing world of old-fashioned publishing.
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