My Salinger Year is based on Joanna Smith Rakoff's time at a literary agency

By Cris Kennedy
January 16 2021 - 12:00am

In her early 20s, the young woman who would become New York Times contributor Joanna Smith Rakoff took a job with a small literary agency in New York. For Rakoff, an aspiring writer, it would be the chance to meet writers and move in their world.

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