Search Results: "Steve Lopez"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >