Jan 22, 2014
By Michael Kramer
The televising of a documentary on author J.D. Salinger has returned “The Catcher in The Rye” to the top of the bestseller lists.
The iconic book hit No.1 on Amazon.com and No.20 on Barnes & Noble.com within hours of the documentary appearing last night.
Other Salinger books also surged.
“Nine Stories ” was No.77 this morning from No.6,639 the day before – while “Franny and Zooey ” rose from No.6,191 to 172.
The documentary directed by Shane Salerno was released in movie theatres last fall. It alleges that at least five new books by Salinger are still to be published.
The author wrote steadily over the last 45 years of his life but permitted nothing to be released.
Salinger died in 2010 at the age of 91.