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FILE – This Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 picture shows copies of J.D. Salinger’s classic novel “The Catcher in the Rye” as well as his volume of short stories called “Nine Stories” at the Orange Public Library in Orange Village, Ohio. At left is a 1951 photo of the author. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)

Joyce Maynard, who lived with J.D. Salinger at his home in Cornish in 1972, when she was 18 and he was 53, writes about the troubling reaction to her 1998 memoir about her experience, and how her story might have been received today. Read her essay in The New York Times.