For Salinger fans

catcherNew Salinger books!  New Salinger books!  Being published!  Including one about the Glass family (I love the Glass family!) and one about (sigh)… Holden.  Yes, the news comes a bit late to fully cash in on the excess of angst I felt in my younger years, but still…

I’m not sure that I can imagine book news more interesting than the recent announcement that there are 5 new J.D. Salinger books coming out in the near future.  (I’ve actually spent a lot of time this week trying to imagine more exciting books news and can’t.)

To pass the time before this fabulousness becomes available in print, I’ve compiled a list of things we can all do while we’re waiting…

1.  Watch the documentary Salinger which comes out September 6th.

2.  Re-read old Salinger favourites: The Catcher in the Rye, Franny and Zooey, the Seymour Glass stories, Nine Stories — which one is your favourite?phoebe

3.  Read books that take their inspiration from J.D. Salinger

&sons& Sons by David Gilbert*
The reclusive author of a modern American classic about teen angst sets about to reunite with his estranged sons.

Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham*someday
A retelling of Franny & Zooey by way of ChickLit. In this version, Franny is a young actor trying to make it in the Big Apple circa 1995.

Coming Soon…
salingerconThe Salinger Contract by Adam Langer*
(to be published September 2013) The author of The Thieves of Manhattan, an inside look at the publishing world.

4.  Check out what the creative souls at etsy have to offer you.  My favourites include this purse by NovelCreations, which is sure to make a lady looketsy2 swell.  And, as well all know, “If a girl looks swell when she meets you, who gives a damn if she’s late?”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye


*Thank you to NetGalley for helping me get my Salinger fix by providing Advanced Readers Copies of these titles.


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