Book of the Month: My Salinger Year

Author: Joanna RakoffGenre: MemoirLength: 250 pagesRating: 5 of 5 stars ...more

Calling Loudly, “J.D. Salinger”

In 1941, J.D. Salinger had seven stories rejected by The New Yorker. Apparently undaunted, he submitted an eighth the same year, "Slight Rebellion off Madison," which was accepted. BUT, it was about a disaffected teenager (can you guess his name?) nervous about the war, and in the wake of Pearl Harbor was deemed unpublishable - so did not see print for another five years....more

J.D. Salinger, Dead at 91

Reclusive author J.D. Salinger, best known for his 1951 disaffected-youth novel, Catcher in the Rye, has died at age 91, according to the Associated Press. Did you love the book? Hate it? Share your favorite Salinger moment or memory in the comments. What did you take away from Catcher in the Rye?(surveys) ...more

That book gave me angina in the same way that Camus' The Stranger and Rand's The ...more

Raise High the Roof Beam

I'm sure this will come as a huge shock to you all, but I absolutely love, love these. And in case anyone was wondering, I'm especially particular to the Catcher in the Rye cover. And no, I'm not a rebellious teenager who carries this book around as my bible....more