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The Catcher in the Rye covers 48 hours in the life of 16-year-old Holden Caulfield, who has just flunked out of his expensive boarding school in eastern Pennsylvania. This makes the fourth school from which he’s been expelled from. Holden heads to New York City, his home, and puts himself up in the Edmont Hotel. Over the next two days, through a series of encounters, Holden experiences the cynicism and phoniness of adult life— his narrative voice capturing the essence of teenage angst and alienation. The novel begins:

If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. In the first place, that stuff bores me, and in the second place, my parents would have about two hemorrhages apiece if I told anything pretty personal about them. (From the publisher.)

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A Book Discussion Group Sponsored by The Woodward Public Library
Friday, May 21st, 2021 for Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
10:00 a.m. via Zoom link provided by email and in our Facebook group found here.

*Books provided to the first 10 people
An E-book or E-Audiobook version may be available on the digital library

 

A Quick Look at Our Previous Books!

 

Daisy Jones and The Six
News of the World

The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II
The Silent Patient
The Giver of Stars
One Day in December
Circe
Educated
A Gentleman In Moscow
The Life We Bury
The Mother-In-Law
November Road
Small Great Things

For a complete list of our previous book club books, click HERE.