Search Results: "Shane J. Lopez"


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MAKING HOPE HAPPEN by Shane J. Lopez
NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2013

"Will not convince the cynical or pessimistic among us, but for those who already engage in hopeful thinking, Lopez offers positive reinforcement."
A leading authority on the psychology of hope shares the secret of how to achieve a happier and more successful future. Read full book review >

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The Ghostwriter's Midnight Cry by J. J. Lopez McGraner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2014

"A psychologically dark but somewhat amateurish compilation."
A debut collection of poetry, dreams, songs and rap lyrics. 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: 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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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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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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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 >

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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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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 >