Search Results: "Jerry Bledsoe"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ANGEL DOLL by Jerry Bledsoe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 1997

"May well move young, unsophisticated readers. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
Cleanly written and nicely detailed Christmas story, not wholesale sentimentality, by true-crime writer Bledsoe (Before He Wakes, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 8, 1994

"If this fact-packed tale reads a bit like a TV docudrama—the kind you can't turn off, even though you know the ending—it's probably because it's scheduled to be a four-hour CBS miniseries."
Thanks to the fine-toothed-comb reporting of ace crime journalist Bledsoe (Blood Games, 1991, etc.), there's no mistaking for fiction this seemingly incredible tale of sex, greed, and murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GIFT OF ANGELS by Jerry Bledsoe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"The rest of the story tells of Whitey's life, which is ten times more moving than The Angel Doll and may sell well past Christmas."
Follow-up to The Angel Doll (1997), though Bledsoe is perhaps best known for Death Sentence: The True Story of Velma Barfield's Life, Crimes and Execution (1998) and similar true-crime books. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Bledsoe's balanced and thorough examination raises important questions about the death penalty and how it is applied."
Veteran true-crime writer Bledsoe (Before He Wakes, 1994, etc.) offers a vividly bifurcated portrait of a woman who was by turns a cruel killer and a loving grandmother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Still, by and large, a worthwhile follow-up to Bledsoe's earlier blockbuster—but for a richer, more riveting account of the same crime, see Joe McGinniss's Cruel Doubt, reviewed below. (Eight pages of photographs—not seen.)"
Chilling if overlong true-crime chronicle by the author of the bestselling Bitter Blood (1988). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JERRY ENGELS by Thomas Rogers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Brings to mind the youthful, love-aching heroes of Fitzgerald and Bellow, among others."
Rogers's long-time-coming follow-up to At the Shores (1980) pursues the ever-puerile, faintly touching adventures of die-hard romantic Jerry Engels, now a junior at Penn State in the fall of 1951. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG JERRY FORD by Hendrik Booraem V
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"A revealing portrait of the formative years of a future president of the United States. (Biography. 10-14)"
A vivid, colorful and insightful biography of the 38th president of the United States looks at his childhood and adolescence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"Lakers diehards and hoops historians should give it a shot, but others may pass."
In-depth biography of one of the NBA's greatest players and executives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JERRY LEE LEWIS by Rick Bragg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"From a skilled storyteller comes this entertaining, sympathetic story of a life flaring with fire, shuddering with shakin'."
An iconic rocker receives a warm, admiring biography from a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEVIL, ME, AND JERRY LEE by Linda Gail Lewis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 14, 1998

"Living in her brother's shadow for an entire lifetime, Lewis has also chronicled her own story—without enough accompanying insights. (12 b&w photos, not seen)"
The seemingly unedited, colloquial catalogue of Jerry Lee Lewis's sister Linda Gail's snapshot memories. Read full book review >