J.D. Salinger hasn't published anything in more than three decades. But a woman who lived with him in the early '70s said he wrote constantly.

The reclusive author of "The Catcher in the Rye" had a nine-month affair with writer Joyce Maynard when she was 18 years old, meeting after he wrote a letter to praise an article she had written for The New York Times Magazine.Maynard, who has since written seven books of her own, says in a new memoir that Salinger was cross and irritable, but wrote every day while they shared his home in Cornish, N.H.

Excerpts of the book "At Home in the World" to be published in October by Picador, appears in the September issue of Vanity Fair.


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