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ISBN:
0786210885
Author:
Jim Lehrer
Category:
Women's Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
Thorndike Pr; Large Print edition (June 1, 1997)
Pages:
307 pages
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1145 kb
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1314 kb
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Rating:
4.2
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White Widow, Jim Lehrer. Jack saw immediately that she was a White Widow. He knew even before she was right there in front of him, when she was still in line with seven or eight other passengers ahead of her. It was the hair that first made her stand out.

White Widow, Jim Lehrer. 1st ed. p. cm. eISBN: 978-0-307-82446-2.

Jack had never paid much attention to any of it because by the time it became a part of his own history, as the place he spent his resting layover time, it was just a hotel. going to be the place in history where he was presented with his gold Master Operator badge. It was in one of the big banquet rooms, one named for Stephen F. Austin, who, like Jack’s hero, Sam Houston, as well as Ben Milam, Davey Crockett and Mirabeau Lamar (as in the bar down the street), was a big deal in Texas’s fight for independence from Mexico. There was a portrait of Austin.

James Charles Lehrer (/ˈlɛərər/; born May 19, 1934) is an American journalist and novelist. Presidential Election campaigns. He is an author of numerous fiction and non-fiction books that draw upon his experience as a newsman, along with his interests in history and politics.

The White Widow book. affecting morality tale," Jim Lehrer's devastating White Widow brings the reader to the brink of one man's unstoppable, ruinous passion for a complete stranger. Jack T. Oliver has a solid marriage, a cozy house in Corpus Christi, and a job he loves as a driver for the Great Western Trailways bus line.

The White Widow: A Novel. Lehrer fills this wistful tale with interesting details of bus line procedures and legends, the most central being the eponymous "White Widow," every bus driver's ultimate dream woman who comes aboard and changes his life. Some bus drivers never meet a "white widow"-a wild card, a woman traveling alone who can change the course of a driver's life, and not always for the best. Jack is weeks away from receiving the honorary gold badge of the "master operator," recognizing his seniority and high level of service, when he meets his White Widow, a beautiful Ava Gardner look-alike who rides his bus on Fridays.

Jim Lehrer is the author of twenty-one novels, three nonfiction books, and four plays. His work in journalism began as a newspaper reporter in Texas. He lives in Washington, . with his novelist wife Kate. They have three daughters. Библиографические данные. The White Widow: A Novel.

Some bus drivers never meet a "white widow"-a wild card, a woman traveling alone who can change the course of. .Jim Lehrer is the author of twenty-one novels, three nonfiction books, and four plays.

Some bus drivers never meet a "white widow"-a wild card, a woman traveling alone who can change the course of a driver's life, and not always. He then worked for more than forty years in public television and is currently the executiv. ore about Jim Lehrer. Category: Literary Fiction.

PBS newsman and veteran novelist Lehrer (White Widow) neatly interweaves ruthlessness, hypocrisy and CIA intrigue in this disarming . I didn't know Jim Lehrer wrote novels - amusing, articulate & suspenseful political thrillers

PBS newsman and veteran novelist Lehrer (White Widow) neatly interweaves ruthlessness, hypocrisy and CIA intrigue in this disarming political thriller. Ex-CIA operative Charlie Henderson comes out of retirement to clear the name of his friend and fellow spy Josh Bennett, whose nomination for CIA chief has Republican Senator Marty Madigan frantically digging for dirt. I didn't know Jim Lehrer wrote novels - amusing, articulate & suspenseful political thrillers. A rather telling expose of how a nomination can be torpedoed before it gets out of the bay & the bargaining that goes on behind the scenes.

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Some bus drivers never meet a "white widow"--a wild card, a woman traveling alone who can change the course of a driver's life, and not always for the best. In this subtle, poignant novel, based on the true experiences of the anchor of PBS's News Hour with Jim Lehrer, Jack T. Oliver, who drives the Houston to Corpus Christi run for the Great Western Trailways bus line, is about to meet his.
  • Rrinel
I heard about Jim Lehrer's book while watching Imus in the Morning, who gave it a good recommendation. I thought I'd give it a whirl and did not regret it. It's a great story about a kind, wholesome, honest, hardworking man who goes through one of those life altering experiences that is completely unexpected. "On Time Jack" was just at a restless point in his life, I believe, and needed a bit of a change. He got it when a beautiful woman he compares to Ava Gardner appears on his bus every Friday. He becomes obsessed with her, to the point it begins to effect his entire life...his job, his marriage, his integrity. I really enjoyed the book; it's the perfect size and a very entertaining read. I plan to read more of his books and highly recommend you order this one ! It's a keeper.
  • Joni_Dep
After reading and enjoying Lehrur's new title, "The Special Prisoner," I read "White Widow," a book about a bus driver obsessed with a beautiful, mysterious and unknown female passenger.
The bus driver let's his imagination get carried away to the extreme. My wife, who read the book, could hardly accept that a happily married man could become so obsessed.
I guess I would characterized "White Widow" as a story about ordinary, average folks living in South Texas, struggling with the same challenges we all face -- especially who we are and can we accept our ourselves and live in peace with ourselves.
"White Widow" is a great read which will generate a great deal of thought and conversation.
High recommended
  • Hra
A fascinating, chilling, but curiously uplifting character study. Lehrer's use of language places him at the head of the long list of Southern storytellers.
  • Haal
Ok read... But I think jim's best work was on the one-eyed Mack series. Sooner Spy, Short List
  • Netlandinhabitant
I did not like the entire story. I found it rather boring and not an easy read. It is not a book I would highly recommend.
  • Magis
A great fictional story about a very real industry. Jim Lehrer captures the true essence of line haul drivers in Jack Oliver. An easy read and captivating story.
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While purporting to be about the twilight of the golden era of bus travel, Jim Lehrer’s “White Widow” is really about much, much more. It is a story about dreams and disillusionment, about fathers and sons, about love and marriage, about middle-aged restlessness and its sometimes devastating effects on an otherwise perfectly ordinary life. Protagonist Jack T. Oliver’s Trailways Thruliner bus is the perfect metaphor for an orderly life. Jack knows every traffic light, highway curve, and roadside stop of his assigned bus route. And as long as he sticks to his route and his timetable, his life runs smoothly. He earns the nickname On-Time Oliver because of his steadiness and reliability. But over the course of a few short weeks, chance and a nasty weather event conspire to turn Jack’s mild mid-life crisis into an all-out American tragedy. Suddenly Jack’s runaway bus becomes a metaphor of a different sort, symbolizing a man whose world is spinning out of control as he suddenly comes to realize that life isn’t like a highway after all; it is unpaved, haphazardly mapped, and whizzes by a terrifying speed. Jim Lehrer is a masterful novelist. His book is both a brilliant psychological portrait of a typical mid-Twentieth-Century American male, and a solid example of the storyteller’s art. I would ride anywhere with Mister Lehrer.
White Widow is Jim Lehrer's succinct, unadorned yet poignant account of the life of a simple man Jack T. Oliver. Oliver residing in Corpus Christi, Texas, the son of a local ophthamologist is a proud and professional bus driver for the Great Western Trailways line. He is soon to be promoted to the exalted rank of Master Operator, a result of years of exemplary service. Never one with lofty aspirations, he is happily married to an equally simple wife who was his first and only love. His sole hobby, which he shares with his wife is the decoration of his humble abode for Christmas.
Oliver who possesses a fertile, Walter Mitty-like imagination is smitten with emotion when a gorgeous raven haired passenger boards his bus. Imagining her to be the beautiful Ava Gardner he pictures himself as her paramour. She evolves into a regular passenger on Fridays causing Oliver to lose focus on those things that were truly important to him, his job and his wife. His lack of concentration results in some disastrous repercussions to his existence.
White Widow was a nice easy read, written in a flowing style that paralleled the personality of the main character.