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FIC CHA
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
286 pages ; 21 cm
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Summary
"J.D. Salinger, the mysterious author of The Catcher in the Rye, is remembered today as a litigious misanthrope who disowned his daughter. Jerome Charyn's Sergeant Salinger is a young WWII draftee assigned to the Counter Intelligence Corps, a band of secret soldiers who trained with the British. A rifleman and an interrogator, he witnessed all the horrors of the war--from the landing on D-Day to the relentless hand-to-hand combat in the hedgerows of Normandy, to the Battle of the Bulge, and finally to the first Allied entry into a Bavarian death camp, where corpses were piled like cordwood. After the war, interned in a Nuremberg psychiatric clinic, Salinger was bewitched by a suspected Nazi informant. They married, but not long after he brought her home to New York, the marriage collapsed. Maladjusted to civilian life, he lived like a 'spook', with invisible stripes on his shoulder and the ghosts of the murdered inside his head. Grounded in biographical fact and reimagined as only Charyn could, this is an astonishing portrait of a devastated young man on his way to becoming the mythical figure behind a novel that has marked generations."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
Genre
Title
Sgt Salinger
ISBN/ISSN
9781942658825 (hardcover)
9781942658740 (pbk.)
1942658745 (pbk.)
1942658826 (hardcover)
Call #
FIC OCO
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
459, 12 pages ; 21 cm
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Note
Includes a reading guide.
"P.S. insights, interviews & more"--Cover.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographic references.
Summary
Dublin, 1904. Nora Barnacle, from Galway, works as a maid at Finn's Hotel. Her life is changed when she meets Dubliner James Joyce, a fateful encounter that turns into a lifelong love. Despite his hesitation to marry, Nora follows Joyce in pursuit of a life beyond Ireland. As their life unfolds, Nora finds herself in conflict between their intense desire for each other and the constant anxiety of living in poverty throughout Europe. She believes in Jim's singular gift and knows that he thrives on being the toast of the town. As Jim writes, drinks, and gambles his way to literary acclaim, Nora provides unflinching support and inspiration, but at a cost to her own happiness and that of their children. -- adapted from back cover
Subject
Genre
ISBN/ISSN
9780062991720 (pbk.)
0062991728 (pbk.)
Call #
FIC SAM
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
324 pages ; 24 cm
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"In this novel based on real events and people, a young woman arrives on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960 and falls in with a bohemian group of poets, painters, and musicians, including the young Leonard Cohen and his beloved Marianne"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
Genre
ISBN/ISSN
9781643751498 (hardcover)
1643751492 (hardcover)
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