Dream Catcher

Dream Catcher

A Memoir

Book - 2000
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"My childhood was lush with make-believe: wood sprites, fairies, a bower of imaginary friends, books about lands somewhere East of the Sun and West of the Moon...

In real life, however, it was a world that dangled between dream and nightmare on a gossamer thread my parents wove, without the reality of solid ground to catch a body should he or she fall."

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.

Dream Catcher

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. She also delves into her parents' lives before her own birth, illuminating their childhoods, their wrenching experiences during World War II, and above all the seeds

Publisher: New York : Washington Square Press, c2000.
ISBN: 9780671042813
Branch Call Number: PS3537.A426 Z88 2000
813.54 21
Characteristics: xii, 436 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.


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Mar 18, 2014

I've always loved Salinger's books, and this memoir by his daughter, while interesting, is a little too long-winded for my taste. Also there's the issue of how much information is just too much information. I made it about half through and then called it quits.


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