Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger
J.D. Salinger (1919 – 2010) is perhaps best known for his seminal work, The Catcher in the Rye, but he started out his writing career writing short stories during his teenage years and Nine Stories presents a collection of some of his most popular short fiction. The stories are beautiful in their simplicity.
I waited receptively, for further information, but none came. I looked down at Charles, who was now resting the side of his face on his chair seat. When he saw that I was looking at him, he closed his eyes, sleepily, angelically, then stuck out his tongue – an appendage of startling length – and gave out what in my country would have been a glorious tribute to a myopic baseball umpire. It fairly shook the tearoom.