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Books About J.D. Salinger (Jerome David Salinger)

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J.D. Salinger (Jerome David Salinger) published one novel, The Catcher in the Rye (1951), along with a number of short story collections: Franny and Zooey (1961), Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters (1963), and Seymour: An Introduction (1963). Read more about the life and works of J.D. Salinger.

Salinger: A Biography

Salinger: A Biography
St. Martin's Press

by Paul Alexander. St. Martin's Press. Here's a biography about one of the great American writers (and determined recluse). 

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Dream Catcher: A Memoir

by Margaret A. Salinger. Simon & Schuster. In this memoir, J.D. Salinger's daughter talks about her father. If you've ever imagined what it must be like to have a famous father, this memoir is a look into what it's REALLY like... In this book, she writes, "My childhood was lush with make-believe: wood sprites, fairies, a bower of imaginary friends, books about lands somewhere East of the Sun and West of the Moon..."

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Letters to J.D. Salinger

by Will Hochman. University of Wisconsin Press. We often don't get a look into the letters of famous writers until well after they have passed, but this book presents 80 personal letters addressed to J.D. Salinger from well-known writers, editors, critics, journalists, students, teachers, and readers. Salinger has made a lasting impact on us all; here are just a few, varied representations of his continuing influence.

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At Home in the World: A Memoir

by Joyce Maynard. Picador. Here's a book from a woman who had a relationship with J.D. Salinger. Given his reclusive behavior since the 1960's, this book is a rare glimpse into the life and legend of J.D. Salinger.

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A Reader's Guide to J. D. Salinger

by Eberhard Alsen. Greenwood Publishing Group. Yep, the title says it all. This book is a companion to the study of J.D. Salinger's famous novel, The Catcher in the Rye. The book also offers resources related to the author.

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J.D. Salinger

by Harold Bloom. Chelsea House Publishers. Is The Catcher in the Rye a "period piece," or is it something more? Here, Harold Bloom examines the novel along with other works by the author. The book also features an extensive biography of Salinger.

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Letters to My Son on the Love of Books

by Roberto Cotroneo, and N. S. Thompson. HarperCollins. One of the essays in this book involves a study of tenderness in J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye. Other famous works are also discussed in this collection of essays.

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