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The Catcher in the Rye


By Richard McDonough, Irvine, Calif. / February 3, 2010

I lived in a housing project in Boston and a friend of my brother's stayed the night. With his books in psychology was a newly published novel called The Catcher In the Rye. I was fourteen and a night owl. I found the books at 11 PM when all were asleep and fixed on the book with the red and cream colors and the name Salinger on the cover. I read till dawn when I finished it. It was an epiphany.

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