JD Spero Catcher's Keeper

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Catcher's Keeper

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Award Winner! Historical Thriller! It's 1979 and Holden Caulfield, at nearly forty, has yet to heal from his childhood trauma. When his older brother stumbles upon Holden's teenage "journal," he believes it will save his struggling writing career. That journal becomes "The Catcher in the Rye" -- published secretly under the brother's name. A stinging sibling rivalry ensues. When Holden fights to win back his authorship, he stumbles into his number one fan: Mark David Chapman. When Holden learns of Chapman's sinister plans, can he stop the tragic killing of John Lennon? 
2013 ABNA quarter-finalist2014 National Indie Excellence Award Finalist

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Years ago as a student teacher at Andover High School, my mentor handed me a VHS tape of an old Dateline video which featured Mark David Chapman's fixation on The Catcher in the Ryeand its influence in his murder of John Lennon. Every subsequent year I taught Catcher, I would play that video for my class--and found myself equal parts enthralled and horrified with the tragedy again and again. How could I have known what that video would inspire years later?
 
This book was born from that fascination of mine--how a novel could move someone to act in such an extreme way. I also couldn't help but wonder what Holden would have thought if he knew what his words triggered. One of my writing teachers once said it is sometimes easier to outline your novel from the "crisis" backward. In order to place Alden (Holden) where Lennon was shot, I had to publish his report he wrote in the mental clinic (his journal aka The Catcher in the Rye) and somehow have him meet Mark David Chapman. As the book evolved, it no longer became about this incident, but how three siblings had to overcome serious familial issues. Each character is my invention alone, an artistic expression inspired by Catcher characters Holden, DB, and Phoebe. 

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Johannah Davies Spero was born near a pristine lake in the Adirondacks and has lived in various cities such as St. Petersburg (Russia), Indianapolis, Dallas, and Boston. She has pursued her love of narrative through degrees in English, Russian, and teaching—and has worked as an actress, a yoga instructor, web design entrepreneur, and high school English teacher. She lives in the Northeast with her husband and three young sons.

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