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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LIGHT ACTION IN THE CARIBBEAN by Barry Lopez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2000

"Despite the misfires: a satisfying, subtly illuminating assortment."
A baker's dozen (eleven published previously) from the prolific National Book Award-winning Lopez (Arctic Dreams, 1986, etc.), who, here, uses magical flourishes and an intimacy with nature to give many of these tales an unexpected warmth and depth. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"Energetic prose delivers powerful insights on homelessness and mental illness."
Los Angeles Times columnist Lopez (In The Clear, 2001, etc.) brings empathy, intelligence and humor to his poignant portrait of a homeless man who once studied at Juilliard. Read full book review >

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FIELD NOTES by Barry Lopez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 1994

"Haunting, seductive, and sensual."
In this extraordinary collection, the final installment of a trilogy begun with Desert Notes (1976) and River Notes (1979), National Book Award winner Lopez (for Arctic Dreams, 1986) continues to use nature to teach us about ourselves. Read full book review >

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SNAPPING LINES by Jack Lopez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"My Grandfather's Eye' is pink, a symbol of blood-soaked wisdom to grandson Rey, who is trying to find some way to beat the Vietnam draft Rich, moody Chicano adagios, building more on detail than story."
The author of Cholos & Surfers (not reviewed) sends a Latino flicker along the nerves in these 12 stories set largely in the Southwest and southern California. Read full book review >

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THIRD AND INDIANA by Steve Lopez
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Lopez's real accomplishment here is his rich, layered evocation of a life usually mauled (by the press, on television) with the blunt instruments of sensationalism and crocodile tears. (First printing of 50,000; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Lopez captures the gritty urban landscape to perfection and humanizes even his most despicable characters. 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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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 >