In her much-anticipated memoir, Margaret A. Salinger writes about life with her famously reclusive father, J. D. Salinger - offering a rare look into the man and the myth, what it is like to be his daughter, and the effect of such a charismatic figure on the girls and women closest to him. With generosity and insight, Ms. Salinger has written a book that is eloquent, spellbinding, and wise, yet at the same time retains the intimacy of a novel. Her story chronicles an almost cultlike environment of extreme isolation and early neglect interwoven with times of laughter, joy, and dazzling beauty. The story of being a Salinger is unique; the story of being a daughter is universal. This book appeals to anyone, J. D. Salinger fan or no, who has ever had to struggle to sort out who she really is from whom her parents dreamed she might be.
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