Books All That Is by James Salter Paperback, 350 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $15.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleAll That IsAuthorJames Salter Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Other editions available for purchase: Hardcover, 304 pages, Random House Inc, $26.95, published April 2 2013 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleAll That IsAuthorJames Salter Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers NPR Summary After returning from World War II, former naval officer Philip Bowman finds a position as a book editor in New York and loses himself in a world of intimate connections and surprising triumphs, until he is betrayed by the woman he loves. Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Awards and Recognition 7 weeks on NPR Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List Also by James Salter There & Then Life Is Meals Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about All That Is Review Book Reviews NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2013's Great Reads December 4, 2013 NPR staff and critics selected more than 200 standout titles. Now it's up to you: Choose your own adventure! Use our tags to search through books and find the perfect read. Opinion The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books In Salter's Novels, The Ladies ARE Lunch June 20, 2013 James Salter has been acclaimed by critics as one of the greatest writers of his generation. He's been compared to Updike and Roth — but NPR's Lidia Jean Kott says Salter has trouble writing fully realized female characters, depicting them instead as meals to be devoured by the men. Author Interviews After Long Wait, Novelist James Salter Shares 'All That Is' May 12, 2013 Salter's first book, in 1957, won the admiration of writers and critics alike. But he hadn't written a novel since 1979, until now. All That Is sets out to give a sweeping portrait of human experience, with a main character who appears suspiciously similar to Salter himself. After Long Wait, Novelist James Salter Shares 'All That Is' Listen · 6:57 6:57 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/182249161/183429845" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Book Reviews Real Writing, Real Life In Salter's 'All That Is' April 3, 2013 James Salter is a master prose stylist whose deceptively simple sentences reveal the sensations and truth of experience. In All That Is, he conjures the life and times of Philip Bowman, who, returning to New York after World War II, pursues love and a publishing career, with unequal success. First Reads Exclusive First Read: 'All That Is' By James Salter March 19, 2013 Read an exclusive excerpt of All That Is by James Salter. Salter is often considered a "writer's writer"; his latest, All That Is, follows a World War II veteran through a series of drunken conversations and romantic liasons as he returns home and gets involved in the New York publishing world. Exclusive First Read: 'All That Is' By James Salter Listen Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/174405433/174422342" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> New In Paperback Jan. 26-Feb. 1: Stanley McChrystal, Jeff Bridges And James Salter January 28, 2014 In softcover nonfiction, the four-star general describes a culture gap between the military and civilian worlds, and Bridges explains how The Dude – of The Big Lebowski – is a kind of Zen master. In fiction, James Salter chronicles betrayal, Taiye Selasi looks at a grieving Ghanaian family and Philipp Meyer delivers a multigenerational family saga.