The year is 1996 in New York City. Joanna is a young English major who wants to become a writer. But she barely has time to pursue her goal when she gets hired as an assistant in a venerable literary agency that seems stuck in time. Her boss Margaret, stoic and also from another era, is J.D. Salinger’s agent. The mythical author decides he wants to publish a book more than thirty years after his last one. In spite of his long absence, Salinger still receives thousands letters from obsessive fans who all want the same thing: to make contact with him. It’s Joanna’s job to make sure they never do by sending a drab, corporate response. But reading the fan letters sends her on an emotional journey as she starts to respond personally to some of them. As time go by, Joanna is forced to ask herself if she wants to work in the publishing industry, or if she wants to be a writer in her own right. Salinger and his fans will play a quiet but significant part in the unfolding of her future.