Search Results: "Lesley Hazleton"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
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 >

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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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
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 >

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AGNOSTIC by Lesley Hazleton
NON-FICTION
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 >

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THE FIRST MUSLIM by Lesley Hazleton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
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 >

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FLYAWAY by Lesley Barnes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2016

"Towers and stairways and lots of curlicues will intrigue some viewers, but this sweet concoction of a gift book may have a limited audience. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Feeding the princess craze, this lift-the flap book features a young royal whose bird with beautiful singing voice breaks free from its cage. Read full book review >

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TYRANNY  by Lesley Fairfield
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"A well-proportioned volume with a haunting story and characters—both literally and figuratively. (Graphic fiction. 14 & up)"
This searing portrait of a teenager with an eating disorder is a slim comic stuffed with weighty issues. Read full book review >

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CARLOS AND LITTLE WOLF by Lesley Harker
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 15, 1996

"White scratchboard outlines and delicately colored watercolor washes fluidly complement the text. (Fiction. 4-7)"
As Carlos waits for his pomegranates to get big enough to eat, Little Wolf waits for himself to get big enough to eat Carlos. Read full book review >

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CLOSING DOWN HEAVEN by Lesley Choyce
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 7, 2017

"A sincere, skillfully told exploration of choices, consequences, near-death experiences, heaven, and the meaning of life. (Verse fiction. 14-18)"
A 16-year-old boy struggles to navigate his way through heaven and back to Earth after a serious mountain-biking accident. Read full book review >