Search Results: "Mark Salter"


BOOK REVIEW

THIRTEEN SOLDIERS by John McCain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Deeply personal stories that track real soldiers through conditions of trying morale."
A patriotic though unsentimental look at the major wars fought by the United States as told through the difficult experiences of ordinary soldiers. Read full book review >

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FAITH OF MY FATHERS by John McCain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Impressive and inspiring, the story of a man touched and molded by fire who loved and served his country in a time of great trouble, suffering, and challenge. (Author tour)"
A candid, moving, and entertaining memoir by the US senator from Arizona and potential presidential candidate. 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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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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FAULT LINES by Anna Salter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 1998

"Not Thomas Harris and The Silence of the Lambs by a long shot, but a book steadily gripping in its psychology, despite an overly familiar villain."
Second thriller featuring female Vermont forensic psychologist Dr. Michael Stone (Shiny Water, 1997). Dr. Stone, a specialist in child abuse and domestic violence, helped put away Alex B. Willy, a child molester who—during an earlier interview not admissible as evidence—revealed to Stone a whole batch of crimes he wasn't charged with. 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 >

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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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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 >