Search Results: "Shane J. Lopez"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

ALICE IN WONDERLAND HIGH by Rachel Shane
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2015

"Leave this novel at the bottom of the rabbit hole. (Fiction. 10-13)"
The beloved children's classic is reimagined as a teen treatise on environmental activism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STIFF by Shane Maloney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1999

"Americans willing to take in the dirty linen of the political system Down Under will come away with a middling mystery, some finely honed action scenes, and an earful of Maloney's lovely epitomes of the Australian Labor Party, 'an organization which, next to itself, loves the working man best.'"
It's no skin off Murray Whelan's nose when gargantuan Ekrem Bayraktar, shift supervisor at the Pacific Pastoral meat-packing plant in Coolaroo, is found squeezed among the higher-grade meats in Pacific's #3 freezer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE INTERN'S HANDBOOK by Shane Kuhn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"An entertaining, ferociously violent romp about a morally bankrupt killer trying to find his way home."
Never trust anyone under the age of 25: That cute-as-a-button intern just might be trying to blow your brains out. Read full book review >