Here’s the thing: People say you outgrow Salinger. That he’s a writer whose work speaks to the particular themes and frustrations of adolescence. The latter might be true. But I encountered Salinger as a grown up or rather, someone who, like Franny, was just sloughing off my childhood, my received ideas about how to live in the world. And, thus, with each passing year – each rereading – his stories, his characters, have changed and deepened.

My Salinger Year, Joanna Rakoff