Bridgehampton author and PEN/Faulkner-winner James Salter published his first novel in more than 30 years earlier this month. He joins fellow literary master Richard Ford, author of Canada, to read excerpts and sign books at 92Y in Manhattan tonight, Monday, April 29 at 8 p.m.
Published by Knopf, All That Is has been hailed as “a sweeping, seductive, deeply moving story set in the years after World War II.” It was named an Amazon “Book of the Month” for April. Get the ebook through Random House here.
Here’s the publisher’s description:
From 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 gatherings in fabled apartments and conversations that continue long into the night. In this world of dinners, deals, and literary careers, Bowman finds that he fits in perfectly. But despite his success, what eludes him is love. His first marriage goes bad, another fails to happen, and finally he meets a woman who enthralls him—before setting him on a course he could never have imagined for himself.
Romantic and haunting, All That Is explores a life unfolding in a world on the brink of change. It is a dazzling, sometimes devastating labyrinth of love and ambition, a fiercely intimate account of the great shocks and grand pleasures of being alive.
Salter will read from All That Is at 92Y‘s Kaufmann Concert Hall starting at 8 p.m. on Monday night, April 29. 92Y is located at 92nd Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. Tickets are $24. Visit 92Y.org for more info.
Richard Ford will read from his new novel Canada at the same event.