Search Results: "James Salter"


BOOK REVIEW

LAST NIGHT by James Salter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2005

"One of the masters displays his wares, to stunning effect."
Matchless narrative economy and surgically precise prose are the identifying marks of this exemplary gathering: ten stories by the semi-legendary veteran author (Burning the Days, 1997, etc.) Read full book review >

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BURNING THE DAYS by James Salter
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A connoisseur's view of himself and others. (Author tour)"
Glimpses of a writer's past, given as though discreetly decanted. Read full book review >

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ALL THAT IS by James Salter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 2013

"There are incidental pleasures here but, overall, a disappointing return."
In his first fiction since the story collection Last Night (2005), the acclaimed veteran author chronicles the life and loves of a Manhattan book editor over a 40-year period. Read full book review >

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CASSADA by James Salter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"An instructive portrait of the flying life, but one that requires some patience to enjoy."
Salter's earliest (and nearly forgotten) two novels dealt with Air Force pilots—and now, in the literary version of a rescue mission, he has "entirely rewritten" the second one, his long-out-of-print The Arm of Flesh (1961). Read full book review >

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TRUTH CATCHER by Anna Salter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 20, 2007

"Salter (Prison Blues, 2002, etc.) writes compellingly about the criminal mind. Though the story is overstuffed, the appealing heroine is worth return engagements."
A forensic psychologist's attempt to prevent the imminent release of a dangerous prisoner is complicated by a distress call from an old friend. Read full book review >

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THE BONE SNATCHER by Charlotte Salter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"An adventure-filled tale that intrigues despite its flaws.(Fantasy. 10-15)"
A lonely orphan endures monsters and mayhem in a house on a haunted hill. Read full book review >

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THE WISHING STAR by Rita Salter
Released: March 14, 2014

"A boy-turned-dinosaur excavates gratitude and humility in this appealing kids' book."
In Salter's debut children's book, after a young boy doesn't get what he wants for his birthday, he impulsively makes a wish that comes true. Read full book review >

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JUNGLE CROSSING by Sydney Salter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Skip. (author's note, glossary, online resources) (Fiction. 10-12)"
Mexico and the Mayan people serve as metaphorical fodder to help a white American. Read full book review >

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A TROUT IN THE SEA OF CORTEZ by John Salter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2006

"A grimmer Carl Hiaasen, without the Florida sunshine."
A 40-year-old slacker in suburban Fargo suspects his formerly fat wife is cheating on him. Read full book review >

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MY BIG NOSE AND OTHER NATURAL DISASTERS by Sydney Salter
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2009

"Complex, likable, believable characters and a fresh, appealing fictional voice pull together this very agreeable summer romance. (Fiction. YA)"
In the well-heeled, hardly diverse suburbs of Reno, Nev., Jory Michaels has two big goals for the summer before senior year: to earn enough money to get the petite nose she's always wanted and to lose her virginity. Read full book review >

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DANCING WITH THE ICE LADY by Ken  Salter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A loose-limbed romp reminiscent of Chester Himes in which everything, from the dazzling women to the high-stakes lawbreaking, manages to sound both once-in-a-lifetime and absolutely routine."
Attorney/historian Salter (Gold Fever Part Three, 2016, etc.) launches a new series featuring a mixed-race skip tracer with an eye for the ladies and the main chance. Read full book review >

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SHINY WATER by Anna Salter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"As the main detective in this thinly imagined debut, though, she poses no threat to Kay Scarpetta or Clarice Starling."
Forensic psychologist Michael Stone is a supposedly neutral expert in child abuse who's just testifying in Sharon Southworth's custody suit against her husband. Read full book review >