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Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, Seymour an i&hellip by J. D. Salinger
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"Raise High..." is the book which I have recommended to book-loving acquaintances over the years more than any other. My urge is to share with them the exquisite writing of the scene in the wedding car. It is such a marvellous painting of the awkwardness of the experience for Buddy, I first read it in my late teens and laughed so hard and long that I have never forgotten the joy of the discovery in all the intervening years. As with much of Salinger's writing it is difficult to believe that he is not describing real events, my mind's eye has a startlingly vivid image of the bride's father's uncle which will remain with me for ever.

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