At Home in the World
by Joyce Maynard
Readers of her novels will enjoy learning about her personal journey!
Review: Follow Maynard's journey from eager daughter to precocious young writer to her affair J.D. Salinger. As a college student, she published a piece in New York Times magazine. Salinger approached her through letters, and eventually she lived with him in New Hampshire. Even more compelling than the story of her affair--the struggle Maynard faces as she balances acting as the "voice of her generation" with finding her true voice as a writer and later, as a mother. Through the process, readers witness Maynard coming-of-age as a person and as a writer.