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All That Is by James Salter

An extraordinary literary event, a major new novel by the PEN/Faulkner winner and acclaimed master: a sweeping, seductive, deeply moving story set in the years after World War II.

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.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    good discussion!

    March 24, 2014

  • Nellie

    Sorry-out of town last minute.

    March 23, 2014

  • Amber H.

    I have to cancel. I have no babysitter. At Mash'd, their macaroni and cheese is great. So is their olive oil cake.

    1 · March 23, 2014

  • Cathy D.

    It looks like Mash'd is open today starting at 10 a.m. --I'll post later if anything changes when I call for the reservation.

    March 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I went to the webpage to check the menu and it says that they are closed on Sundays, fyi.

    December 23, 2013

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