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Life's randomness sets the tone for Cold Spring Harbor. Taking place on Long Island between 1935 and 1942, it is a tale that zeroes in on the very human flaws and foibles of a... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Laurel-Rain Snow
Yates is brilliant. I would give a limb to write as honestly and accurately as he does. No one tracks psychology better. Some of his sentences take my breath way.Published 5 months ago by Someone Like You
Not generally seen as one of his better books but I disagree; found it engrossing.Published 8 months ago by Marty
Cold spring harbor is one of the best books of the 20th centuryPublished 13 months ago by Remi Zagari
It was so good, but he could have gone so much further with the cast of characters at his disposal. There were so many more stories to tell. He leaves you wanting more. Read morePublished 22 months ago by RONALD J. POLLINA
This is a solid, short novel by one of our country's absolute best writers. Better known for books like REVOLUTIONARY ROAD, Richard Yates wrote several other works like this one... Read morePublished on April 1, 2013 by Jim Lester
The title of my review is true, in this novel Yates flawlessly depicts the reality of two families brought together by fate. Read morePublished on July 23, 2012 by chris1983
The other reviewers have this one pegged. It is about poor choices, disappointment, and alienation. It is about dumb choices and poor judgement. Read morePublished on September 15, 2010 by Dr. Redhawk
the contents of cold spring harbor, a very short novel, are suffocated by yates' use of judgment-loaded adjectives and adverbs. Read morePublished on January 28, 2010 by R. Linder