The Saturday Evening Post Re-Releases Rare, 65-Year-Old J.D. Salinger Short Story "A Boy in France" in July/August Issue

Jul 14, 2010, 11:50 ET from The Saturday Evening Post

INDIANAPOLIS, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Saturday Evening Post, the nation's oldest magazine, which traces its roots to Benjamin Franklin and is famous for covers that illustrate the lives and experiences of the American people, announced today its July/August 2010 issue will re-release a rare J.D. Salinger short story, "A Boy in France," first published in the magazine 65 years ago. Joan SerVaas, chief executive officer and publisher of The Saturday Evening Post, made the announcement.

SerVaas said The Post continues the magazine's long history of publishing great fiction by re-releasing the story in memory of Salinger, the famously reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye, who died in January. Most of his earlier work, including the story in the July/August issue, has never been re-released.

"J.D. Salinger's 'A Boy in France' was originally published in The Post in 1945," said SerVaas. "This evocative tale of a young solider struggling to maintain his sanity during the madness of war is just one of the many Salinger short stories tucked away in our archives. We think readers will find this one is as fresh and meaningful now as when it was first published."

The July/August issue of The Saturday Evening Post hit newsstands nationwide on July 5, 2010. More great fiction can be found at www.TheSaturdayEveningPost.com.

Early this year, SerVaas announced that The Post was strengthening its Fiction Advisory Board by adding a diverse group of famous writers. Authors Robert Stone, Gary Svee, Ray Bradbury, and Lorian Hemingway have all joined the board to advise the editors of the magazine on fiction selections and to recommend up-and-coming fiction writers.

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