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James Salter

James Salter authored numerous books, including the novels All That IsSolo FacesLight YearsA Sport and a PastimeThe Arm of Flesh (revised as Cassada), and The Hunters; the memoirs Gods of Tin and Burning the Days; the collections Dusk and Other Stories, which won the 1989 PEN/Faulkner Award, and Last Night, which won the Rea Award for the Short Story and the PEN/Malamud Award; and Life Is Meals: A Food Lover’s Book of Days, written with his wife, Kay Salter. He died in 2015.

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All That Is
Written by James Salter
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2014
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7842-4 (1-4000-7842-3)

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book
An NPR "Great Reads" Book

All That Is explores a life unfolding in a world on the brink of change. Philip Bowman returns to America from the battlefields of Okinawa and finds success in the competetive world of publishing in postwar New York—yet what he...

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Burning the Days
Written by James Salter
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 1998
$16.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-394-75948-7 (0-394-75948-6)

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

Dusk and Other Stories
Written by James Salter, Introduction by Philip Gourevitch
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | May 2011
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-8113-1 (0-8129-8113-8)

First published nearly a quarter-century ago and one of the very few short-story collections to win the PEN/Faulkner Award, this is American fiction at its most vital—each narrative a masterpiece of sustained power and seemingly effortless literary grace. Two New York attorneys newly flush with wealth embark on a dissolute tour... Read more

The Hunters
Written by James Salter
Vintage | Trade Paperback | July 1999
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-70392-8 (0-375-70392-6)

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... Read more

Last Night
Written by James Salter
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 2006
$14.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7841-7 (1-4000-7841-5)

Last Night is a spellbinding collection of stories about passion–by turns fiery and subdued, destructive and redemptive, alluring and devastating. These ten powerful stories portray men and women in their most intimate moments. A lover of poetry is asked by his wife to give up what may be his most treasured... Read more

Life Is Meals
Written by James Salter and Kay Salter
Knopf | Trade Paperback | November 2010
$22.50/25.50(Canada) | 978-0-375-71139-8 (0-375-71139-2)

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

Light Years
Written by James Salter
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 1995
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-74073-5 (0-679-74073-2)

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... Read more