Search Results: "Rene Lopez, Jr."


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 3, 2012

"A lovable lead character and the hint of mystery make this trip down Memory Lane pleasurable enough to leave readers anticipating the next chapter."
In the first young-adult novel in a projected series, Lopez documents the life and loves of Hermie Brambleweed, a teenager dealing with typical high school drama—and some big secrets. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"As an interpreter of interpreters, Lopez functions here twice removed from the actual religion of Tibet; readers should approach with some prior knowledge of Buddhism."
In this fine scholarly work, Lopez (Asian Languages and Cultures/Univ. of Michigan) warns his readers away from romanticized visions of Tibet, which ultimately harm that beleaguered nation's prospects for independence. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2014

"Solid research with wide appeal."
Intriguing exploration of how the Buddha's story was appropriated across languages and cultures into a legendary Christian saint. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A gripping tale hampered by middling execution."
An up-close journalistic investigation of street families: groups of young adults who live on the seamy outskirts of dozens of American cities and towns. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCOOP by Rene Gutteridge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"A sweet, sometimes zany message-centered tale; this is the first in a promised series chronicling the squeaky-clean adventures of the Hazard clan."
Big changes are in store for a TV news show after a religious young woman joins the team. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 26, 1997

"Denfeld also makes an engaging contribution to popular discussion of female aggression, a subject that clearly merits closer attention. (For more on violent females, see David E. Jones's Women Warriors, p. 1783.)"
A writer's thoughtful look at the personal and social implications of her foray into the ``manly art'' of boxing. Read full book review >

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THE ENCHANTED by Rene Denfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"An over-the-top work with a number of preordained victims but no individuals."
The lost souls are on both sides of the bars in this death-row melodrama, the first novel from the author of works on societal issues (All God's Children, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2002

"Not quite as funny as it should be, but the behind-the-scenes peek at the flight attendant's life makes it mostly worthwhile."
Humorous (and not so humorous) sketches about the life of a flight attendant, a follow-up to the author's musical revue of the same title. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 14, 1995

"A selective portrait of the feminist movement today. (Author tour)"
A too-sweeping polemic arguing that young women feel alienated from a feminist movement overtaken by its male-hating, sexually repressive fringe. 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 >