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3 Unpublished JD Salinger Stories Have Leaked Online


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Three of JD Salinger's unpublished stories have leaked online.  They are as follows:

"Birthday Boy"


"The Ocean Full of Bowling Balls" -- This one is of particular interest as it's  a precursor to 'The Catcher in the Rye'

They were previously held in two different library collections of JD Salinger's archives, at Princeton Univ. and at the Univ. of Texas and available only under lock and key to scholars.  So it was possible to read these stories, but with some effort.  However Salinger didn't want them published until 50 years after his death which would be 2060. 

But they are on the Internet now and much more accessible.  You can find out more about how these stories leaked and get the link to download them if you wish here:


If you do read them let us know what you think of them.

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Thank you for the link, Laura. The Catcher in the Rye is one of my all-time favourite books, but I never picked up anything else by Salinger. Will try to find the time to read these stories.

The Catcher in the Rye will always be a favorite of mine. It is often being compared to The Perks of Being a Wallflower, but that book caters to more of the younger generations.

The Catcher in the Rye will always be a classic for the generations to come, so I will have a strong respect for that book until the end.

I also haven't read any other book by JD Salinger.

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