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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Goodbye, Jerry

Jerry? Jerry, is the late J.D. Salinger.

Salinger, a long-time resident of Cornish, NH, was known as Jerry to the locals. J.D. was for Jerome David.

We have Salinger's classic, The Catcher in the Rye, as well as Franny and Zooey and Nine Stories [all F SAL].

We periodically get requests for the audio of The Catcher in the Rye, but we haven't been able to fill the requests because Salinger never sold the rights for an audio version. I assume he also never sold the rights to a movie version. Whether or not his estate continues this practice remains to be seen.

I can't wait to see what writers are going to produce in the realm of "tell-all" versions of Salinger's life, now that he's not around to put a stop to it. But, I have a feeling that anyone who, "was a regular at the $12 roast beef dinners at First Congregational Church in Hartland, Vt," isn't going to provide too much in the way of sensationalism. Stay tuned!

For an interesting look at the various covers used to attract readers to The Catcher in the Rye, click here.

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