Johannah Davies Spero was born near a pristine lake in the Adirondacks and has lived in various cities such as St. Petersburg (Russia), Indianapolis, Dallas, and Boston. She has pursued her love of narrative through degrees in English, Russian, and teaching—and has worked as an actress, a yoga instructor, web design entrepreneur, freelance writer, and high school English teacher. She lives in the Northeast with her husband and three young sons.
What if Holden Caulfield was around when John Lennon was shot?
In 1980 John Lennon was killed by Mark David Chapman, who believed he was Holden Caulfield, narrator of the classic "The Catcher in the Rye". After the shooting, Chapman remained on the scene calmly reading the book, which he later offered to police as his statement. "Catcher's Keeper" asks the question, "What if Holden had met Chapman, learned of his plan, and tried to prevent the assassination?"