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"A superbly written novel... Atticus irrefutably confirms this novelist's awesome gifts." -- -- Miami Herald
"Astonishing imagery... Hansen's style is so fresh; and he has the ability to make it seem effortless, natural." -- -- Elmore Leonard
"Mr. Hansen writes vigorously, and like an angel." -- -- New York Times Book Review
"A superbly written novel... Atticus irrefutably confirms this novelist's awesome gifts." -- Miami Herald
"Astonishing imagery... Hansen's style is so fresh; and he has the ability to make it seem effortless, natural." -- Elmore Leonard
Mr. Hansen writes vigorously, and like an angel . . . -- The New York Times Book Review, Janet Burroway
Ron Hansen is the bestselling author of the novel Atticus (a finalist for the National Book Award), Hitler's Niece, Mariette in Ecstasy, Desperadoes, and Isn't It Romantic?, as well as a collection of short stories, a collection of essays, and a book for children. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. Ron Hansen lives in northern California, where he teaches at Santa Clara University.
Ron Hansen has written an appealing and surprisingly non-formulaic detective novel set in Mexico. I enjoyed his frequent use of literary allusions and short, familiar phrases from... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Mitzi Humphrey
I recently became a Ron Hansen fan after reading his historical novel The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford, one of the best reads I've enjoyed in years. Read morePublished on September 10, 2009 by D. Mikels
Atticus is a story of Atticus Cody, who learns of his son, Scott's, suicide in Mexico, and goes on a search for the truth. Ron Hansen uses suspense and mystery in this writing. Read morePublished on August 28, 2007 by Valerie I. Godsey
When I began reading Atticus I didn't realize I was going to be reading a mystery novel. If I had known it was a mystery novel I probably would have put the book back down. Read morePublished on September 5, 2006 by Jonathon Mooney
How does the mysterious loss of a loved one drive a person to do almost anything to find out the truth? This is the question explored in Ron Hansen's Atticus. Read morePublished on September 18, 2005 by Kumbamoses
This was my first time reading a book by Hansen, and frankly I was not impressed. The book is about a Colorado rancher who leaves for Mexico after the suicide of his son. Read morePublished on September 12, 2005 by Waylander "Eric T"
Atticus is an interesting and suspenseful read. At first, it seemed a little slow with the description of Atticus, a Colorade oil man, and his quiet life. Read morePublished on April 27, 2005 by Shannon F.
Atticus by Ron Hansen is a book about a father named Atticus and his alcoholic son named Scott. After hearing that Scott commmited suicide Atticus flies down to Ressurecion,... Read morePublished on September 20, 2004 by C. Lymus