Search Results: "Jamie Lehrer"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGIC COSTUMES by Jamie Lehrer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"This trip to Fairyland is a fizzle. (Pop-up. 4-8)"
The Magic Costumes ($14.99; Oct. 1996; 24 pp.; 0-8037-1967-1): A game of dress-up in magical fairy clothes transports Mark and Flora to Fairyland. Read full book review >

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THE SPECIAL PRISONER by Jim Lehrer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2000

A near-miss about man's inhumanity to man—in war and then in peace. Read full book review >

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NO CERTAIN REST by Jim Lehrer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 27, 2002

"Overreverent and, despite a shocking ending, largely inert."
Public TV worthy and sometime novelist Lehrer (The Special Prisoner, 2000, etc.) invents and solves a crime committed at the battle of Antietam. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"Perfect for readers looking to re-create their favorite Hamptons dining experiences."
The charm and flavors of Long Island's East End come to life in this cookbook from Hampton year-rounder and Cooktique owner Lehrer. Read full book review >

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OH, JOHNNY by Jim Lehrer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2009

"The understated tone of this Everyman's Citizen Kane perfectly suits Lehrer's gifts, as he eschews his usual satiric stance for a warmhearted evocation of the road not taken."
A young ex-Marine pursues two ideals, a major-league baseball career and a young woman he knows only as Betsy, in Lehrer's bittersweet 19th novel (Mack to the Rescue, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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A BUS OF MY OWN by Jim Lehrer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

"Sometimes hokey, but down to earth, genuinely affecting, and immensely likable."
The co-anchor of The MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour and author of the One-Eyed Mack series looks back on his life so far, including his love of buses and his 1983 heart attack. Read full book review >

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THE PHONY MARINE by Jim Lehrer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2006

"Bad news indeed: unconvincing and instantly forgettable."
The Washington newsman's 16th novel portrays the misadventures of a "straight and dull clothing salesman" who fabricates a new life that he can't fit comfortably into. Read full book review >

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A BOOK ABOUT LOVE by Jonah Lehrer
NON-FICTION
Released: July 12, 2016

"While the book adequately covers a good deal of research and systematically examines the rewards and challenges of intimacy, it doesn't make love sound like a whole lot of fun."
Journalist Lehrer addresses the power of human attachment. Read full book review >

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PROUST WAS A NEUROSCIENTIST by Jonah Lehrer
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Solid science journalism with an essayist's flair."
Would George Eliot have been better looking if she'd put on a pair of lab goggles? Would Paul Cézanne have seen any better? Read full book review >

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BLUE HEARTS by Jim Lehrer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1993

"Lehrer floats like a butterfly, but this time he doesn't sting like a bee."
Versatile TV journalist/memoirist/satirist Lehrer (Short List, 1992, etc.) adds espionage to his resumé with this likable extended anecdote about two old CIA grads who accidentally stir up a mess of Kennedy-assassination trouble 30 years after the fact. Read full book review >

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ROCKET BOY by Damon Lehrer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2017

"An evocative—albeit restrained—odyssey into the imagination. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy journeys to a mysterious land when his drawings blast off the page in this wordless, haunting picture book. Read full book review >

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TOP DOWN by Jim Lehrer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"A footnote to the vast library surrounding the JFK assassination, but a good read nonetheless."
Who shot JFK? In longtime PBS stalwart Lehrer's novel, the question better becomes: How shot JFK? Read full book review >