Nine Stories: A Reader's Guide to the J.D. Salinger Story Collection J.D. Salinger followed up his enormously popular The Catcher in the Rye with a collection of nine stories that were equally powerful and mysterious. With this new guide, you will have an even greater understanding of these challenging stories, avoid confusion, and unravel the mysteries Salinger included in the text. Included in this guide: a biography of author J.D. Salinger, a look at the book's context, its literary elements, detailed story summaries, analysis, and suggestions for essays. This is the definitive guide to Nine Stories, concise, easy to understand, and guaranteed to add to your enjoyment of this classic book.