July 11, 2014 7:00 AM

New memoirs springboard off Harper Lee’s mockingbird tale and catch a chat with J.D. Salinger

Two new memoirs involve two famous reclusive authors. Joanna Rakoff’s “My Salinger Year” features “The Catcher in the Rye” author as a surprisingly affable supporting character, and Marja Mills’ “The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee” takes an affectionate look at the woman who stopped publishing after her beloved debut, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

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