Cathy Salter: Notes from Boomerang Creek

Cathy Salter’s new book,
Notes from Boomerang Creek is now available in both dust jacketed Hardback and trade paperback!

Cover Boomerang frontWhite 3 sides

The Columbia Art League book launch Thursday, November 12, 2015 was a big success!


… Plus! Cathy has now appeared at Barnes and Noble, the Columbia Public Library, the Ashland Library, The Osher Saturday Morning Booktalk series.

Cathy has given programs to numerous book clubs and book talk events with readings and information about her writing, topics, and the importance of the literary scene in our community. Don’t forget that Columbia is hosting its first National Book Convention April 23, 2015!

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Praise for Notes from Boomerang Creek:

“Cathy Salter has an artist’s eye, a poet’s ear, and a lover’s heart. Her essays invite the reader to partake of a wondrous life filled with the joys of country walks, great books, travel to distant locales, and good food shared with dear friends. Pour yourself a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and settle in by the fire. You won’t find a more rewarding place to spend time than Boomerang Creek.”

Matthew Goodman, bestselling author of Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and
Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around the World

“I’d almost rather see the world through a beautifully clear, unselfconscious page of prose like that of Cathy Salter’s than to see the world itself. This is a fine book, and a gift to its readers.”
Ted Kooser, 2004-2006 U.S. Poet Laureate

“To call a catastrophe serendipitous seems odd. But Cathy Salter found her writer’s voice in the roiling waters of the Great [Midwest] Floods of 1993. …Her story-telling lens is tinted with a lifetime of world travel and appreciation of arts and literature, and she puts her country life into that context. Charming.”

Jim Robertson, Managing editor, Columbia Daily Tribune
2015 President, Missouri Press Association

“In this delicious book Cathy Salter leads us through the full scope of life’s adventures. …We follow her down country roads, into U.S. and foreign cities, and enter intimate corners of her life….”
Margaret Sayers Peden, Award-winning Translator,
2012 Winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation

“…[Those] who wish to swim in uncharted waters must read Cathy Salter’s lovely chronicle of days filled with the richness, surprises, and downright love of country living and world travel in all their glory. …She has created a kind of Tao of Writing (thank you, Mr. Theroux), which can be used as a springboard for one’s own personal note-taking. Have paper and pen at the ready as you take in these informed and intimate glimpses into a very abundant life.”
Suzanne Dunaway, Author/Illustrator of No Need To Knead, and
Rome, at Home