Recommended books by James Salter

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Product picture for Dont Save Anything: Uncollected Essays, Articles, and Profilesby James Salter
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"In Don’t Save Anything . . . Kay Eldredge Salter assembles her late husband’s bread-and-butter journalism―yet how delicious good bread and butter can be! . . . As always, Salter emphasizes simple, vivifying details." ―Michael Dirda, The Washington Post One of the greatest writers of American sentences in our literary history, James Salter’s acute and glimmering portrayals of characters are built with a restrained and poetic style. The author of several memorable works of...
Book cover from A Sport and a Pastime: A Novel (FSG Classics)by James Salter
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"As nearly perfect as any American fiction I know," is how Reynolds Price (The New York Times) described this classic that has been a favorite of readers, both here and in Europe, for almost forty years. Set in provincial France in the 1960s, James Salter's A Sport and a Pastime is the intensely carnal story―part shocking reality, part feverish dream ―of a love affair between a footloose Yale dropout and a young French girl. There is the seen and the unseen―and pages that burn with a rare...
Book cover from Light Yearsby James Salter
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This exquisite, resonant novel by PEN/Faulkner winner James Salter is a brilliant portrait of a marriage by a contemporary American master. It is the story of Nedra and Viri, whose favored life is centered around dinners, ingenious games with their children, enviable friends, and near-perfect days passed skating on a frozen river or sunning on the beach. But even as he lingers over the surface of their marriage, Salter lets us see the fine cracks that are spreading through it, flaws that will...
Book cover from Life Is Meals: A Food Lovers Book of Daysby James Salter
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From the PEN/Faulkner Award–winning author James Salter and his wife, Kay—amateur chefs and terrific hosts—here is a charming, beautifully illustrated food lover’s companion that, with an entry for each day of the year, takes us from a Twelfth Night cake in January to a champagne dinner on New Year’s Eve. Life Is Meals is rich with culinary wisdom, history, recipes, literary pleasures, and the authors’ own stories of their triumphs—and catastrophes—in the kitchen. For instance:...
 
Book cover from The Hunters: A Novelby James Salter
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James Salter was born in New York in 1925. He is the author of the novels Solo Faces, Light Years, A Sport and a Pastime: A Novel and The Hunters. The Hunters was his first novel, originally published in 1965, and is based on the author's own experiences as a fighter pilot during the Korean War. The book is considered a classic war novel. Captain Cleve Connell is already a well-known name among pilots when he arrives in Korea to take on the Russian MIGs with the new F-86 fighter aircraft. His...
Book cover from Mrs. Bridgeby Evan S. Connell
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In Mrs. Bridge, Evan S. Connell, a consummate storyteller, artfully crafts a portrait using the finest of details in everyday events and confrontations. With a surgeon’s skill, Connell cuts away the middle-class security blanket of uniformity to expose the arrested development underneath—the entropy of time and relationships lead Mrs. Bridge's three children and husband to recede into a remote silence, and she herself drifts further into doubt and confusion. The raised evening newspaper...
Book cover from Solo Faces: A Novelby James Salter
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Solo Faces exposes the obsession that draws climbers away from civilization to test themselves against the most intimidating and inaccessible mountains in the world. James Salter's novel captures the adventure of Gary, a roofer of churches, who feels restrained by conventions and flat ground. Unable to find happiness in his life, he travels to southern France to climb to the summits of the Alps. He finds peace and happiness within himself soon after. But when fellow climbers are trapped on the...
Book cover from The Art of Fiction (Kapnick Lectures)by James Salter
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James Salter’s exalted place in American letters is based largely on the intense admiration of other writers, but his work resonates far beyond the realm of fellow craftsmen, addressing themes--youth, war, erotic love, marriage, life abroad, friendship--that speak to us all.Following the publication of his first novel, Salter left behind a military career of great promise to write full-time and--through decades of searching, exacting work--became one of American literature’s master...
Book cover from All That Is: A Novelby James Salter
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[Read by Joe Barrett] An extraordinary literary event, a major new novel by the PEN/Faulkner winner and acclaimed master, here is a sweeping, seductive, deeply moving story set in the years after World War II. After his experiences as a young naval officer in battles off Okinawa, Philip Bowman returns to America and finds a position as a book editor. It is a time when publishing is still largely a private affair -- a scattered family of small houses here and in Europe -- a time of...
Audiobook cover from Burning the Days: Recollectionby James Salter
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In this brilliant book of recollection, one of America's finest writers re-creates people, places, and events spanning some fifty years, bringing to life an entire era through one man's sensibility. Scenes of love and desire, friendship, ambition, life in foreign cities and New York, are unforgettably rendered here in the unique style for which James Salter is widely admired. Burning the Days captures a singular life, beginning with a Manhattan boyhood and then, satisfying his father's wishes,...