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.
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..."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.