Salinger Was Not a Recluse Says the Town Librarian

Story from the NY Times about how the recently deceased author was perceived by his fellow townspeople. They called him Jerry, and enjoyed his company at church suppers and ran into him at the general store. Nancy Norwalk, a librarian at the Philip Read Memorial Library in Plainfield, which Mr. Salinger would frequent said that “he was not a recluse; he was a towns- person.”