Lowell Limpett And Two Stories : In Lowell Limpett and Two Stories, Ward Just addresses his signature concerns of love, work, the public life, and the nature of character. Lowell Limpett is a journalist at the end of his career. His voice is melancholy, honest, and wonderfully compelling about the beauty of a clean lead, the death of old friends, and what we read when we read the news. As always with the fictions of Just, Limpett's life is drawn from our times in a way that makes him as real as journalism itself, but with the shadings and the sense of mystery available only in the most subtle fiction. 126 pages.