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James Salter
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  • About this Author
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James Salter is the author of the novels Solo Faces, Light Years, A Sport and a Pastime, The Arm of Flesh (revised as Cassada), and The Hunters; the memoirs Gods of Tin and Burning the Days; and the collection, Dusk and Other Stories which won the 1989 PEN/Faulkner Award. He lives in Colorado and on Long Island.

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All That Is
A Novel
Written by James Salter


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $15.95

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
A New York Times Notable Book
An NPR "Great Reads" Book

The eagerly-anticipated new novel from PEN/Faulkner winner James Salter, his first in over thirty years. From the battlefields of Okinawa to the publishing houses of New York, All That Is follows one man’s life—and loves—as it unfolds in a world on... Read more >
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All That Is

Written by James Salter


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $11.99

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Burning the Days
Recollection
Written by James Salter


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 29, 1998
Price: $16.95

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... Read more >
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Burning the Days
Recollection
Written by James Salter


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 16, 2011
Price: $13.99

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Dusk and Other Stories

Written by James Salter
Introduction by Philip Gourevitch


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 10, 2011
Price: $15.00

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Dusk and Other Stories

Written by James Salter
Introduction by Philip Gourevitch


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $11.99

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The Hunters
A Novel
Written by James Salter


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 27, 1999
Price: $16.00

With his stirring, rapturous first novel—originally published in 1956—James Salter established himself as the most electrifying prose stylist since Hemingway. Four decades later, it is clear that he also fashioned the most enduring fiction ever about aerial warfare.

Captain Cleve Connell arrives in Korea with a single goal: to become an ace... Read more >

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Last Night

Written by James Salter


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 14, 2006
Price: $14.95

From a writer whose every book is a literary event, a superbly accomplished work of fiction. Last Night is a spellbinding collection of stories about passion—by turns fiery and subdued, destructive and redemptive, alluring and devastating.

In ten powerful stories, Salter portrays men and women in their most intimate moments. A... Read more >
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Last Night

Written by James Salter


Format: eBook, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

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Life Is Meals
A Food Lover's Book of Days
Written by James Salter and Kay Salter


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $22.50

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... Read more >
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Life Is Meals
A Food Lover's Book of Days
Written by James Salter and Kay Salter


Format: eBook, 464 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 30, 2010
Price: $15.99

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Light Years

Written by James Salter


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 31, 1995
Price: $16.00

This exquisite, resonant novel is a brilliant portrait of marriage by a contemporary American master. Even as he lingers over the lustrous surface of Viri and Nedra's marriage, James Salter makes us see the cracks that are spreading through it, flaws that will in time mar it beyond repair. “An unexpectedly... Read more >
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Light Years

Written by James Salter


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 9, 2011
Price: $11.99

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