Most Active Stories
- Storms And Muddy Delta Water Lead To Voluntary Pumping Cutback
- Joe Mathews: Forget Anaheim, Bring Disneyland To Fresno
- Study Says California Drought Caused By Natural Climate Patterns
- Infill Is Key To Fresno's New General Plan, But It's Also Controversial
- Strong Storms May Not Improve California Water Supply Much
Valley Public Radio Staff
Fri August 30, 2013
Former Salinger Protegee Awaits New Documentary
Originally published on Mon September 2, 2013 1:59 pm
A new documentary opening next week promises to shed light on the late J.D. Salinger, one of America’s most famous and mysterious authors.
One of the people who agreed to speak about the reclusive author is Joyce Maynard, who dropped out of Yale after her freshman year to live with Salinger in New Hampshire.
She received a lot of criticism for writing about that relationship in her 1998 memoir “At Home in the World.”
As she tells Here & Now, she hopes that the documentary will drive people to seek out the truth in her story, rather than criticize her outright.
To aid that effort, she is republishing her memoir.
Here & Now’s interview with Maynard about her new novel, “After Her,” will air next week.