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J.D. Salinger: New England residents swap tales about encounters with the author

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(Read caption) 'The Catcher in the Rye' author J.D. Salinger lived in Cornish, N.H. for many years.

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Author J.D. Salinger hid away for decades in plain sight in Cornish, N.H., a feeding town for the high school where I taught English in Vermont for 25 years.
 
As such, I had access to all kinds of folklore and harmless gossip about the reclusive writer for years.
 
One of my students was his next-door neighbor and used to go over to his house every night and watch "Jeopardy!" with him, a game show which apparently Saliinger "loved."

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