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Lesley Hazleton

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1. My new book 'Jezebel: the untold story of the bible's harlot queen' is just out (Doubleday). Yes, she was framed. No, she was no harlot. Yes, she was magnificent.

2. Won't bore you with the whole bio -- it's in the 'About the Author' page on www.jezebelbook.com. For now: British-born, lived for a long time in the Middle East, now live in the very Pacific Northwest.

3. Favorite drink is grappa.
Natural habitat is high desert (which must have something to do with my living on a houseboat/floating home at sea level...)
Am gnostic agnostic (and yes, will write a long piece/short book explaining that one day).

Average rating: 3.98 · 6,486 ratings · 876 reviews · 13 distinct works · Similar authors
After the Prophet: The Epic...

4.06 avg rating — 4,239 ratings — published 2009 — 12 editions
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The First Muslim: The Story...

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Jezebel: The Untold Story O...

3.81 avg rating — 288 ratings — published 2007 — 8 editions
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Agnostic: A Spirited Manifesto

3.70 avg rating — 167 ratings — published 2016 — 3 editions
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Mary: A Flesh-and-Blood Bio...

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Driving To Detroit: Memoirs...

3.96 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1998 — 2 editions
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Jerusalem, Jerusalem: A Mem...

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England, Bloody England: An...

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Confessions Of A Fast Woman

3.57 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1992 — 2 editions
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Everything Women Always Wan...

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The World Without Us
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Lesley Hazleton Lesley Hazleton said: " What'll I tell you? I'm finding it incredibly soothing to read this book. The very idea that if we were all to disappear tomorrow, the world would actually recover -- okay, it'd take thousands of years, but it would, it really would survive us... Wel ...more "

 

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Harlot's Ghost by Norman Mailer
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Mailer, check.
Too long, check.
Creaky structure, check.
Weird pseudo-psycho theorizing, check.
Obsession with buggery, check.
Tin ear for female characters, check.
BRILLIANT, check.
Yes, brilliant. Mailer's CIA novel, through to the Bay of Pigs, Cuban miss
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Flight of the Goose by Lesley Thomas
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Lesley Thomas has done what would seem to be the impossible -- taken us deep inside the Inupiat world, in the voice and mind of an extraordinary young woman with still more extraordinary powers. I know of no book like this. "Smilla's Sense of Snow" i ...more
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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
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Trans-bloody-cendent *
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* And yes, read the footnotes, all of them -- they're the structural underpinning of this amazing novel
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
" Right on, Laureen.
My reaction to the preach, preach, preach was yawn, yawn, yawn...
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The Golden Spruce by John Vaillant
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Extraordinary story, wonderfully told. Was haunted by this story ever since I first read part of it, I think in The New Yorker, or maybe Harper's. Pounced on it when I saw it had come out as a book. Not just the built-in tension of the disappearing h ...more
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The Fire This Time by Randall Kenan
The Fire This Time
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“Assassination creates an instant hero of its target. Any past sins are not just forgiven but utterly forgotten.”
Lesley Hazleton, After the Prophet: The Epic Story of the Shia-Sunni Split in Islam

“Those who are comfortably established in life tend to have no need to ask what it means.”
Lesley Hazleton, The First Muslim: The Story of Muhammad

“Those who are comfortably established in life tend to have no need to ask what it means. They are the insiders, and for them, how things are is how they should be. The status quo is so much a given that it goes not just unquestioned but unseen, and the blind eye is always turned. It is those whose place is uncertain, and who are thus uneasy in their existence, who need to ask why. And who often come up with radically new answers.”
Lesley Hazleton, The First Muslim: The Story of Muhammad

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