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Franny and Zooey

By J. D. Salinger
Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger digital book - Fable

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"Perhaps the best book by the foremost stylist of his generation" (New York Times), J. D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey collects two works of fiction about the Glass family originally published in The New Yorker.


"Everything everybody does is so--I don't know--not wrong, or even mean, or even stupid necessarily. But just so tiny and meaningless and--sad-making. And the worst part is, if you go bohemian or something crazy like that, you're conforming just as much only in a different way."


A novel in two halves, Franny and Zooey brilliantly captures the emotional strains and traumas of entering adulthood. It is a gleaming example of the wit, precision, and poignancy that have made J. D. Salinger one of America's most beloved writers.

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3.5
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Believable charactersCharacters change and growMulti-layered charactersDescriptive writingEasy to readOriginal writingRealistic settingComing of ageThought-provoking
Thinking Face“Why did Zooey keep telling his mom he had to go somewhere and then didn’t go anywhere!? Couldn’t get past him being mean to her. Anyway, during Franny I was on the edge of my seat, and during Zooey I was laughing at some bits and very confused at others, but I liked it. Sparknotes was my best friend!”
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Believable charactersLikable charactersFunny writingOriginal writing
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Believable charactersCharacters change and growOriginal writingFast-pacedRealistic settingThought-provoking

About J. D. Salinger

J. D. Salinger was born in New York City on January 1, 1919, and died in Cornish, New Hampshire, on January 27, 2010. His stories appeared in many magazines, most notably The New Yorker. Between 1951 and 1963 he produced four book-length works of fiction: The Catcher in the Rye; Nine Stories; Franny and Zooey; and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour--An Introduction. The books have been embraced and celebrated throughout the world and have been credited with instilling in many a lifelong love of reading.

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