Tuesday, January 27, 2015

On This Day In...2010

On this day in 2010 author J.D. Salinger passed away at the age of 91.  Salinger was a famously private person who avoided public life so completely that he gave up publishing altogether in 1965.  Not publishing isn't generally the best career move for a writer, but it actually worked out pretty well for Salinger.  He is a literary legend whose work continues to sell in extremely high numbers to this day.

Key Library Checkouts

The Catcher in the Rye- Duh!

Franny and Zooey- Holden Caulfield may be Salinger's most beloved character, but the author devoted more time and literary space to his fictional Glass family.  Franny and Zooey are the youngest of the seven Glass children, their older siblings being Seymour, Buddy, Boo Boo, Walt, and Waker.

Posted by Grahm Underwood, Library Clerk