Dream Catcher: A Memoir
In her much-anticipated memoir, Margaret A. Salinger writes about life with her famously reclusive father, J.D. Salinger -- offering a rare look into the man and the myth, what it is like to be his daughter, and the effect of such a charismatic figure on the girls and women closest to him.
With generosity and insight, Ms. Salinger has written a book that is eloquent, spellbinding, and wise, yet at the same time retains the intimacy of a novel. Her story chronicles an almost cultlike environment of extreme isolation and early neglect interwoven with times of laughter, joy, and dazzling beauty.
Ms. Salinger compassionately explores the complex dynamics of family relationships. Her story is one that seeks to come to terms with the dark parts of her life that, quite literally, nearly killed her, and to pass on a life-affirming heritage to her own child.
The story of being a Salinger is unique; the story of being a daughter is universal. This book appeals to anyone, J.D. Salinger fan or no, who has ever had to struggle to sort out who she really is from whom her parents dreamed she might be.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - TimBazzett - LibraryThing
Peggy Salinger, who is J D Salinger's daughter, holds nothing back in this tell-all tale about her dysfunctional family. Well, most of them anyway. She has nothing particularly bad to say about her ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - syrinx77 - LibraryThing
This has to be one of the most wonderful biographical pieces I have ever read. Ms. Salinger glows, and I wish I could know her, for better and worse. Read full review
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