by J.D. Salinger
A great book of nine, complex, short
stories! All having strange endings, which are not tied up with a nice "happy
ending" bow when the story is over. Many characters live upscale lives, but are
dealing with hardships and many with the pain of World War II in some way or
another. The selfishness and narcissism of the characters is what is so
intriguing. Salinger leaves many loose ends giving the reader leeway for
imagination and consideration. If you enjoy short fiction without the fluff of a
"happily ever after" ending, I highly recommend Nine
Stories. -- recommended by Jessica H. - Walt Branch Library
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