As reported in the 19 June NY Times, author James Salter died this week at age 90.
I'm embarrassed to admit that I have not read any of his work. I never heard of him until I read the obituary, in which Michael Dirda (Washington Post) is quoted as saying that “he can, when he wants, break your heart with a sentence.”
Read the obit and, if you are at all moved, read one of his books.
I did and I will.