The Whiniest Teenager In Literature Returns!

8 11 2012

101 Books

J.D. Salinger has never been keen on allowing other writers to draw from The Catcher in the Rye. A few years ago, Salinger won a lawsuit that barred an author from publishing in the United States after he penned a novel featuring Holden Caulifield as an old man.

Salinger died in 2010, but I doubt his lawyers will think too highly of Mary O’ Connell, a young adult author who recently landed a deal with Amy Einhorn Books to publish In The Rye. Publisher’s Marketplace describes the novel this way:  “Caulfield steps out of the pages of The Catcher in the Rye and into the life of a high school senior searching Manhattan for her missing American lit teacher.”

Meh. One big fat meh.

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