Books That Made a Difference to Jennifer Lawrence
The Hunger Games star gets excited about love, history, and the gonzo life of a certain American original.
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Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters
Back Bay Books
When she was 14, Lawrence traveled to New York City to start her career, so Salinger's tales of the quintessential New York family—the brilliant, sophisticated, doomed Glasses—have a special place in her heart. "I'm so drawn to Salinger's view of society back then, and to his sarcasm. I read Catcher in the Rye first, then this one. I don't think there's ever been anything like these characters in American literature."