Lou Berney

Lou Berney

I'm Lou Berney, author of the forthcoming NOVEMBER ROAD, a thriller and love story set against the backdrop of the JFK assassination. Don Winslow calls it "a staggeringly brilliant book and a flat-out terrific read." And yes, since you're wondering, I do plan to deliver a roller bag full of unmarked hundred-dollar bills to his house.

I'm also the author of three other novels, one of which, THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE, won the Edgar, Anthony, Barry, Macavity, ALA, and Oklahoma Book awards. I discovered that there are a lot of different ways to nervously stammer and stumble through an acceptance speece.

Between the ages of 12 and 19 I was fired from approximately nine different jobs, including newspaper delivery boy (dereliction of duty), apartment complex maintenance man (general incompetence), and photo darkroom attendant (dereliction of duty, general incompetence, inappropriate use of darkroom). Since the age of 19, I have not been fired from a job.

My wife and I travel whenever we can (and whenever we save up enough airline miles). We've been to Australia, Japan, Egypt, and Colombia. My favorite experience was in Rwanda, where we visited the mountain gorillas. The guides warned us to be careful because although the gorillas are gentle, they are "gorilla gentle."

I love dogs. No, I really mean it. I LOVE dogs. I happen to live with the best dog in the world, a golden retriever who thinks he can control me with his mind. But the joke is on him, because every time he stares at me I just give him a treat and he goes away.

A (very) small sampling of my favorite writers, in no particular order: Kate Atkinson, Elmore Leonard, Kelly Link, Walter Mosely, Laura Lippman, Flannery O'Connor, Don Winslow, Megan Abbott, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Louise Erdrich, Stephen Harrigan, Ivy Pochoda, Lynda Barry.

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    • November Road

    • A Novel
    • By: Lou Berney
    • Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220

    Set against the assassination of JFK, a poignant and evocative crime novel that centers on a desperate cat-and-mouse chase across 1960s America - a story of unexpected connections, daring possibilities, and the hope of second chances from the author of The Long and Faraway Gone....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A new look at life after the JFK Assassination

    • By stuartjash on 10-10-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Gutshot Straight

    • By: Lou Berney
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 524
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 448
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 445

    A crime caper in the tradition of Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaasen, this fast and funny debut is the story of "Shake" Bouchon, fresh out of prison and ready for life on the straight and narrow....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A whole lotta fun.

    • By Richard Delman on 04-12-12

    Regular price: $19.60

    • Whiplash River

    • By: Lou Berney
    • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    Having left his life of crime behind, former getaway driver Charles "Shake" Bouchon has finally realized the dream of owning his own restaurant in Belize. Unfortunately, to do so he's had to go deep in debt to a murderous local drug lord....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great story featuring the unflappable Shake

    • By Charles Atkinson on 07-23-12

    Regular price: $28.51

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