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Sunriver: The Library Book Club at Sunriver

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location
Sunriver Library
Meeting Room
Description
Discuss My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff in-person or via Zoom.

To join, click the link above, use this link https://zoom.us/j/92544980243, or by phone at +1-669-900-6833 with Meeting ID 925 4498 0243.

"At twenty-three, after leaving graduate school to pursue her dreams of becoming a poet, Joanna Rakoff moves to New York City and takes a job as assistant to the storied literary agent for J. D. Salinger. She spends her days in a plush, wood-paneled office, where Dictaphones and typewriters still reign and old-time agents doze at their desks after martini lunches. At night she goes home to the tiny, threadbare Williamsburg apartment she shares with her socialist boyfriend. Precariously balanced between glamour and poverty, surrounded by titanic personalities, and struggling to trust her own artistic instinct, Rakoff is tasked with answering Salinger's voluminous fan mail. But as she reads the candid, heart-wrenching letters from his readers around the world, she finds herself unable to type out the agency's decades-old form response. Instead, drawn inexorably into the emotional world of Salinger's devotees, she abandons the template and begins writing back. Over the course of the year, she finds her own voice by acting as Salinger's, on her own dangerous and liberating terms" --Provided by Publisher"


people discussing book at a table
Event Type
Adult Program
Age Group(s)
Adult
Contact
Sami Kerzel, Community Librarian | samik@deschuteslibrary.org | 541-310-1081
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