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This is a collection of stories by J. D. Salinger that was published posthumously. It consists of three stories – “The Young Folks”, “Go See Eddie” and “Once a week won’t kill you”. These were published in magazines and mark the earlier period of Salinger as a writer.
What makes this book stand out?
The stories depict Salinger's sharp observations of manner and speech that feel veritable and provide a lifetime of insight into a character.
Read it for
Salinger gives literary wings to human interaction. Plus, the compositions date back to Salinger's days as a budding writer.
Don't read it for
There are hardly any lines to be highlighted as the story tends to stick to descriptions.