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by David Shields and Shane Salerno

Hardcover, 698 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $37.50 |


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David Shields and Shane Salerno draw on extensive research and exclusive interviews to share previously undisclosed aspects of the enigmatic writer's life, from his private relationships and service in World War II to his legal concerns and innermost secrets.

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2 weeks on NPR Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List

NPR stories about Salinger

J.D. Salinger was overwhelmed by fame, and after Catcher in the Rye was published, he made like Holden Caulfield and "beat a fast exit out of New York City," says the co-author of a new Salinger biography. Amy Sancetta/AP hide caption

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