Search Results: "Ben Lopez"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Thrilling and illuminating."
A dissatisfied psychologist abandons the therapist's couch for the high-pressure world of hostage negotiations. Read full book review >

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GOOD PEOPLE by Robert Lopez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Depressing, inventive, and marvelous—a thought-provoking path to feeling awful."
A bleak, relentless collection of short stories from Lopez (Asunder, 2010, etc.).Read full book review >

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IN THE CLEAR by Steve Lopez
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Richard Ford with a sense of humor."
A Jersey Shore town resists the march of progress with a few well-placed explosives, causing no end of trouble for its amiable sheriff—in a crime and culture tale from LA Times columnist and Greater Philly specialist Lopez (The Sunday Macaroni Club, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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ALL BACK FULL by Robert Lopez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Fans of Lopez will understand what he's up to; others may be surprised to discover the novel, like a slug in the couple's driveway, has inched its way into their heads and hearts."
A daring theatrical novel from Lopez (Good People, 2016, etc.), set in a kitchen, with only three characters. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"There's something for everyone in this smart, comprehensive anthology of West Coast city living."
A novelist and newspaper writer shares a bounty of true stories and observations on life in Southern California. Read full book review >

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IN THE BREAK by Jack Lopez
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2006

"Still, the story moves quickly, and despite an over-packed, rushed ending, this first effort will score big with surfing and sports fans. (Fiction. YA)"
When streetwise surfer Juan's best friend Jamie pounds the daylights out of his bullying stepfather, Juan sees no option for him except to get out of town as quickly as possible. Read full book review >

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RESISTANCE by Barry Lopez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2004

"Draped lightly on the reader, Lopez's moral fiber offers a protection against diminishment and offers security for acting on awareness, coherence, decency, and grace. (Nine monotypes by Alan Magee.)"
Nine vignettes framed as letters addressing questions of personal responsibility in a diminished world: obliquely revelatory yet fiercely biting. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 1998

"Lopez ventures forth, hunts and gathers the sacred twinings of humanity and nature, and returns with stories as venerable as the best folktales. (Author tour)"
National Book Award winner Lopez (Field Notes, 1994, etc.) explores the vivid edges of the world, beyond intellection, where memory takes hold and guides: "It is memory that carries the place, that allows it to grow in depth and complexity." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"First-rate research and narrative skill propel this tale of greed, war and skillful manipulation of the popular imagination. For more, see also Edward Dolnick's authoritative The Forger's Spell (2008)."
Art journalist Lopez shows a Dutch painter who enriched himself by faking Old Masters emerging as a folk hero at the end of World War II. Read full book review >

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THE SUNDAY MACARONI CLUB by Steve Lopez
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1997

"While it lacks the depth of Tom Wolfe's Bonfire, Lopez's scathingly sarcastic top-to-bottom exploration of urban corruption overwhelms with dead-on characterizations and lingering belly-laughs. (First printing of 50,000; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Hilariously cynical take on small-time ethnic politicos and other craven creeps in the City of Brotherly Love, from an award-winning former Philadelphia Inquirer columnist. Read full book review >