Salinger-Inspired Fifties Fever

salingerDavid Shields’ biography, Salinger, is slated to be one of the hot books this September. If you’re already pushing classics with a back to school display, do some cross-over promotion with these 1950s stand-outs.

  • A Death in the Family by James Agee
  • The Man with the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren
  • Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
  • Seize the Day by Saul Bellow
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  • The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever
  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  • A Fable by William Faulkner
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  • Pictures from an Institution by Randall Jarrell
  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  • A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  • A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor
  • Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  • Goodbye Columbus by Philip Roth
  • Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (!)
  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams
  • The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk



About the Author:

Karen Kleckner Keefe is the director of the Hinsdale (IL) Public Library, a Booklist reviewer, and one of Library Journal's 2009 "Movers and Shakers." Follow her on Twitter at @KarenKleckner.

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