Search Results: "Safaya Salter"


BOOK REVIEW

AESOP'S FABLES by Aesop
by Aesop, adapted by Anne Gatti, illustrated by Safaya Salter
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"The publisher doesn't identify the adapter, and there's no comment on her sources. (Folklore. 6+)"
Fifty-eight economically retold fables, many of them relatively unfamiliar. 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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DON'T SAVE ANYTHING by James Salter
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Taken together, these pieces attest to a true life, a life well-lived and well-written."
Previously published but not collected until now, these magazine pieces reflect the author's wide range of experience and interests as well as his prose mastery. 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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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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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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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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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 >