Books by Lesley Hazleton

AGNOSTIC by Lesley Hazleton
Released: April 5, 2015

"Atheists and devout worshipers alike may never accept the agnostics' philosophy. But even in defense of simply not knowing, Hazleton does not deny possibilities; she denies only assured and implacable dogma."
A seasoned reporter on religion and an old hand on the Middle East beat, Hazleton (The First Muslim: The Story of Muhammad, 2013, etc.) is Jewish by blood and convent-educated by nuns. After more than a decade in Jerusalem, she finds that accepted pious practice is not for her.Read full book review >
THE FIRST MUSLIM by Lesley Hazleton
Released: Jan. 24, 2013

"A levelheaded, elegant look at the life of the prophet amid the making of a legend."
A longtime reporter on the Middle East, Hazleton (After the Prophet: The Epic Story of the Shia-Sunni Split in Islam, 2009, etc.) carefully delineates the great events in the life of the "first Muslim," who, like the Christian prophet Jesus, was chosen as the "translator" of God's message to mankind. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"A literate, evenhanded account of a long-ago religious conflict that continues to play out—and shape history—today."
A just-so story about the profound—often fatally so—differences between the two chief divisions of Islam. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 16, 2007

"Jews, Muslims and Christians alike may take offense to Hazleton's contribution to plurality."
A dogged defense of one of the Bible's most controversial characters, used to grind a few axes. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 2004

"Sure to kick up some biblical dust: a graphic, instructional story unlikely to receive the Church's imprimatur."
A knowledgeable journalist profiles history's most renowned Jewish mother, tracing a life barely touched upon in the gospels. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 2, 1998

"A car book that is about a lot more than cars."
Hazleton (automotive columnist for the Detroit Free Press and author of, among other works, Confessions of a Fast Woman, 1992) takes us on a journey into "the heart, soul, and wallet of the enduring American obsession with the car." Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Still, apart from the structural creaks, a sleek, exciting, V-8 performance."
The car columnist for Lear's sets out to determine ``the hold of internal combustion over our imaginations and our lives.'' Although her first name is noncommittal, Hazleton (England, Bloody England, 1989, etc.) happens to be a woman, a fact that she makes much of—and rightly so—in the male world of gear-shifting, engine grease, and torque. Read full book review >