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Books: "Franny and Zooey," by J.D. Salinger

Sept. 13, 1961 - Hitting bookstores today is "Franny and Zooey" by J.D. Salinger. The book comprises his short story "Franny" and novella "Zooey," each of which originally appeared in The New Yorker. The book focuses on siblings Franny and Zooey, the two youngest members of the Glass family. "Franny" tells the story of Franny Glass. Disenchanted with the selfishness and inauthenticity she perceives all around her, she aims to escape it through spiritual means. "Zooey" is set shortly after "Franny" in the Glass family apartment in New York City. While Franny's breakdown leaves her mother Bessie deeply concerned, her older brother Zooey comes to Franny's aid, offering brotherly love, understanding, and words of advice.


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