Dream Catcher: A Memoir

Salinger fan or no, who has ever had to struggle to sort out who she really is from whom her parents dreamed she might be. This book appeals to anyone, J. D. Compassionately exploring the complex dynamics of family relationships, her story is one that seeks to come to terms with the dark parts of her life that, quite literally, nearly killed her, and to pass on a life-affirming heritage to her own child.

The story of being a Salinger is unique; the story of being a daughter is universal. Her story chronicles an almost cultlike environment of extreme isolation and early neglect interwoven with times of laughter, joy, and dazzling beauty. In her highly anticipated memoir, Margaret A. Salinger has written a book that is eloquent, and wise, spellbinding, yet at the same time retains the intimacy of a novel.

Salinger writes about life with her famously reclusive father, J. D. Salinger—offering a rare look into the man and the myth, what it is like to be his daughter, and the effect of such a charismatic figure on the girls and women closest to him. With generosity and insight, Ms.

At Home in the World: A Memoir

Salinger, the famously reclusive author of the catcher in the Rye, then age fifty-three, who had read a story she wrote for The New York Times in her freshman year of college and sent her a letter that changed her life. Joyce maynard's memoir broke a silence concerning her relationship—at age eighteen—with J.

D. Reviewers called her book "shameless" and "powerful" and its author was simultaneously reviled and cheered. With what some have viewed as shocking honesty, her self-imposed exile from the world of her peers when she left Yale to live with Salinger, Maynard explores her coming of age in an alcoholic family, her mother's dream to mold her into a writer, and her struggle to reclaim her sense of self in the crushing aftermath of his dismissal of her not long after her nineteenth birthday.

The story she tells—of the girl she was and the woman she became—is at once devastating, inspiring, and triumphant. New york times bestselling author of labor daywith a New PrefaceWhen it was first published in 1998, At Home in the World set off a furor in the literary world and beyond. A quarter of a century later—having become a writer, survived the end of her marriage and the deaths of her parents, and with an eighteen-year-old daughter of her own—Maynard pays a visit to the man who broke her heart.


J. D. Salinger: A Life

Salinger eluded fans and journalists for most of his life. Salinger: a life   “Startling. D. Salinger is this unique author’s unforgettable story in full—one that no lover of literature can afford to miss. National bestseller • the inspiration for the major motion picture Rebel in the Rye One of the most popular and mysterious figures in American literary history, the author of the classic Catcher in the Rye, J.

D. D. Slawenski does an evocative job of tracing the evolution of Salinger’s work and thinking. The new york Times. Salinger features this author’s dramatic encounters with luminaries from Ernest Hemingway to Elia Kazan, his office intrigues with famous New Yorker editors and writers, and the stunning triumph of The Catcher in the Rye, which would both make him world-famous and hasten his retreat into the hills of New Hampshire.

D. Insightful. Here too are accounts of salinger’s first broken heart—after Eugene O’Neill’s daughter, Oona, left him—and the devastating World War II service that haunted him forever. Praise for J.

Three Early Stories Illustrated

He almost desperately wished to publish his early stories in The New Yorker magazine, he felt, the pinnacle, of America’s literary world. A young and ambitious writer named Jerome David Salinger set his goals very high very early in his career. But other magazines were quick to recognize a new talent, a fresh voice at a time when the world verged on madness.

Ostensibly about a newly minted soldier trying to tell an aging aunt he is going off to war, some may see the story as a metaphor for preparing one’s family for the possibility of wartime death. Three early stories is the first legitimately published book by J. D. Also published in 1940, the story is notable for the backstory that is omitted – a technique that Hemingway used to great effect.

Four years later toward the end of salinger’s war experience saw the publication of “Once A Week Won’t Kill You, ” again in Story magazine. Salinger and the story “the young folks” in 1940, an impressive view of New York’s cocktail society and two young people talking past one another, their conversation almost completely meaningless and empty.

But such was not to be for several long years and the length of one long world war. Salinger in more than 50 years. His next short story was published in a college journal, the university of Kansas City Review, “Go See Eddie, ” a tale of quiet menace as an unsavory male character gradually turns up the pressure on a young lady to see a man named Eddie.

The new yorker, whose tastes in literary matters were and remain notoriously prim and fickle, was not quite ready for this brash and over-confident newcomer with the cynical worldview and his habit of slangy dialogue.


The complex and contradictory human being behind the myth has never been revealed. Salinger remains, astonishingly, an enigma. Yet all of these attempts have been hampered by a fundamental lack of access and by the persistent recycling of inaccurate information. Shields and salerno illuminate most brightly the last fifty-six years of Salinger’s life: a period that, until now, had remained completely dark to biographers.

No longer. Based on eight years of exhaustive research and exclusive interviews with more than 200 people—and published in coordination with the international theatrical release of a major documentary film from the Weinstein Company—Salinger is a global cultural event: the definitive biography of one of the most beloved and mysterious figures of the twentieth century.

For more than fifty years, the ever elusive author of The Catcher in the Rye has been the subject of a relentless stream of newspaper and magazine articles as well as several biographies. This oral biography offers direct eyewitness accounts from salinger’s World War II brothers-in-arms, his New Yorker colleagues, his editors, his publishers, his family members, his lovers, his neighbors, his close friends, his classmates, and people with whom he had relationships that were secret even to his own family.

Provided unprecedented access to never-before-published photographs more than 100 throughout the book, letters, diaries, and secret documents, readers will feel they have, legal records, for the first time, gotten beyond Salinger’s meticulously built-up wall. The result is the definitive portrait of one of the most fascinating figures of the twentieth century.

In the eight years since salinger was begun, the authors interviewed on five continents more than 200 people, and especially in the three years since Salinger’s death, many of whom had previously refused to go on the record about their relationship with Salinger.

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction

D. Surely he was all real things to us: our blue-striped unicorn, our portable conscience, our consultant genius, our double-lensed burning glass, our supercargo, and our one full poet. ". Salinger published in his lifetime collects two novellas about "one of the liveliest, funniest, most fully realized families in all fiction" New York Times.

These two novellas, set seventeen years apart, are both concerned with Seymour Glass--the eldest son of J. D. Salinger's fictional Glass family--as recalled by his closest brother, Buddy. He was a great many things to a great many people while he lived, and virtually all things to his brothers and sisters in our somewhat outsized family.

The last book-length work of fiction by J.

The Best of Us: A Memoir

This is their story. Jim wore a rakish hat over a good head of hair; he asked real questions and gave real answers; he loved to see Joyce shine, both in and out of the spotlight; and he didn't mind the mess she made in the kitchen. Then, just after their one-year wedding anniversary, her new husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Before they met, and even after they married, both had believed they were done with marriage, Joyce resolved that no one could alter her course of determined independence. During the nineteen months that followed, as they battled his illness together, she discovered for the first time what it really meant to be a couple--to be a true partner and to have one.

He was not the husband Joyce imagined, but he quickly became the partner she had always dreamed of. The san francisco chronicle's best of the year listindie next pick "for Reading Groups"From New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard, a memoir about discovering strength in the midst of great loss--"heart wrenching, inspiring, full of joy and tears and life.

Anne lamottin 2011, when she was in her late fifties, beloved author and journalist Joyce Maynard met the first true partner she had ever known. Charting the course through their whirlwind romance, a marriage cut short by tragedy, and Joyce's return to singleness on new terms, The Best of Us is a heart-wrenching, ultimately life-affirming reflection on coming to understand true love through the experience of great loss.


Nine Stories

The "original, serious, first-rate, and beautiful" short fiction New York Times Book Review that introduced J. Witty, and frequently affecting, urbane, Nine Stories sits alongside Salinger's very best work--a treasure that will passed down for many generations to come. Salinger to american readers in the years after World War II, including "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" and the first appearance of Salinger's fictional Glass family.

Nine exceptional stories from one of the great literary voices of the twentieth century. D. The stories:a perfect day for bananafishuncle wiggily in connecticutjust Before the War with the EskimosThe Laughing ManDown at the DinghyFor Esmé--with Love and SqualorPretty Mouth and Green My EyesDe Daumier-Smith's Blue PeriodTeddy.


J. D. Salinger: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations The Last Interview Series

Salinger published the catcher in the Rye in 1951, he was stalked by besotted fans, would-be biographers, and pushy journalists. Including his final, these enlightening, provocative, surprising interview, and with an insightful introduction by New York Times journalist David Streitfeld, and even amusing conversations reveal a writer fiercely resistant to the spotlight but powerless to escape its glare.

From the moment J. In this collection of rare and revealing encounters with the elusive literary giant, sometimes grudgingly—what that onslaught was like, the autobiographical origins of his art, Salinger discusses—sometimes willingly, and his advice to writers. D.

To Die For: A Novel

Maynard’s brilliant, and groundbreaking novel—adapted by gus Van Sant into the cult classic movie of the same name, funny, starring Nicole Kidman—was first published in 1992 before the era of manufactured stardom and the phenomenon of televised murder trials as entertainment. When she concludes that her unglamorous husband is getting in the way of her dream of stardom, the solution seems obvious: Get rid of him.

A seductive page-turner” about a murderously ambitious cable-news star by the New York Times–bestselling author of Labor Day The New York Times Book Review. She seduces a fifteen-year-old admirer, Jimmy, and persuades him to do her dirty work. The book still stands as a razor-sharp satire of celebrity-fixated culture and the American obsession with TV—a novel that imagined the phenomenon of reality television before its creation, with alternately bone-chilling and hilarious accuracy.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Joyce Maynard including rare photos from the author’s personal collection. Local weather reporter suzanne maretto craves nothing more than to transcend life at her suburban cable television news station and follow in the footsteps of her idol: Barbara Walters.

If that means selling Jimmy down the river, she’s ready. Mission accomplished, suzanne takes to the airwaves in her new role as grieving widow, in search of a TV deal.

Franny and Zooey

Perhaps the best book by the foremost stylist of his generation" New York Times, J. D. And the worst part is, if you go bohemian or something crazy like that, you're conforming just as much only in a different way. A novel in two halves, Franny and Zooey brilliantly captures the emotional strains and traumas of entering adulthood.

D. Salinger one of America's most beloved writers. It is a gleaming example of the wit, precision, and poignancy that have made J. Salinger's franny and zooey collects two works of fiction about the Glass family originally published in The New Yorker. Everything everybody does is so--I don't know--not wrong, or even mean, or even stupid necessarily.

But just so tiny and meaningless and--sad-making.