J.D. Salinger, the author of the classic The Catcher in the Rye, passed away today. He was 91.
Always a bit of a recluse, his son said he passed away from natural causes in his home in the tiny town of Cornish, New Hampshire, where he had lived in isolation for decades.
Salinger brought to life the rebellious Holden Caulfield, and his story quickly became a favorite amongst both parents and teens.
None of his other works quite had the success as Catcher, and his last published story, Hapworth 16, 1928, ran in The New Yorker in 1965.
This legendary writer will surely be missed.
Have you ever read The Catcher in the Rye?