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Margaret A. Salinger divulges the secret eccentricities of her famous father, J.D. Salinger, author of The Catcher in the Rye. The book is a tell-all novel that starts with J.D. Salinger's meeting of the author's mother, and the series of events that took place in the author's life. The novel begins with a tone of almost reverence for her father, with little snatches of confusion over her father's strange quirks. These quirks soon become sources of exasperation for the author as she narrates the story into her teens and early adult life. By the end of the novel, Margaret Salinger makes it clear that all of her father's traits--stubborness, refusal to grasp reality, among other eccentricities--are traits that have caused her much grief and pain. She hopes to exorcise this pain through writing the novel.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   writer Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American Unusual characteristics:    -   Genius


Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Century:    -   1960's-1970's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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