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On a hillside overlooking Burnside Bridge — the focus of the Battle of Antietam — souvenir hunters find the unmarked grave of an unknown Union officer.

Don Spaniel, an archeologist in the National Park Service, is called in to examine the remains. He soon discovers that the officer was murdered and that his identification disk could not possibly belong to him, since its rightful owner is buried elsewhere. So who was this officer? Where did he come from? And why was he killed?

In a swift narrative deftly combining the past with the present, Jim Lehrer has created an engrossing story that will appeal to a wide variety of readers.

Review:

"[A] smoothly told story about courage and cowardice on the battlefield." Alan Cheuse (NPR), The Dallas Morning News

Review:

"[Lehrer] writes quirky thrillers, swiftly paced with a cleverly concealed solution....[No Certain Rest is] a rousing tale of intrigue." Jeremy C. Shea, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Review:

"[A] clever forensic mystery....Lehrer's style is fluid and fast moving; he skillfully develops suspense surrounding a compelling ethical dilemma." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Overreverent and, despite a shocking ending, largely inert." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"[A]lmost painfully earnest and well-researched...but its lack of dramatic momentum makes it read more like a history term paper....Lehrer's name will undoubtedly create demand for this one, but only the most obsessed Civil War junkies are likely to stick with it." Carrie Bissey, Booklist

Review:

"No Certain Rest reads like Antietam: blood-soaked, fast-charging, filled with twists, and as hauntingly irresistible to a Civil War buff as the battle itself." Tony Horwitz, author of Confederates in the Attic

Review:

"The first-person voices are consistently compelling. They paint vivid tableaux; they shine with the truthfulness, hard-held values and modesty of an unrecoverable age." Kai Maristed, Los Angeles Times

Review:

"Though focused on fictional characters both past and present, this novel provides a considerable amount of history incidental to Civil War military life, especially at Antietam, in addition to being a very entertaining story." Library Journal

Review:

"It's easy to recommend this historical mystery. The pace is brisk, the plot...is interesting, and the author gives us a good dose of history and historical prose style to enjoy." KLIATT

Synopsis:

A bestseller on The Washington Post and New York Times Extended lists.

Synopsis:

On a ridge overlooking Burnside Bridge — the focus of the Battle of Antietam — souvenir hunters find the unmarked grave of an unknown Union officer. Don Spaniel, an archeologist in the National Park Service, is called in to examine the remains.

Synopsis:

On a hillside overlooking Burnside Bridge—the focus of the Battle of Antietam—souvenir hunters find the unmarked grave of an unknown Union officer.

Don Spaniel, an archeologist in the National Park Service, is called in to examine the remains. He soon discovers that the officer was murdered and that his identification disk could not possibly belong to him, since its rightful owner is buried elsewhere. So who was this officer? Where did he come from? And why was he killed?

In a swift narrative deftly combining the past with the present, Jim Lehrer has created an engrossing story that will appeal to a wide variety of readers.

About the Author

No Certain Rest is Jim Lehrer's thirteenth novel. He has also written two memoirs and three plays. The executive editor and anchor of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS, he lives with his wife, Kate, in Washington, D.C. They have three daughters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812968224
Author:
Lehrer, Jim
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Author:
Lehrer, Jim
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
May 13, 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.00x5.28x.55 in. .39 lbs.

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Product details 240 pages Random House Trade - English 9780812968224 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A] smoothly told story about courage and cowardice on the battlefield."
"Review" by , "[Lehrer] writes quirky thrillers, swiftly paced with a cleverly concealed solution....[No Certain Rest is] a rousing tale of intrigue."
"Review" by , "[A] clever forensic mystery....Lehrer's style is fluid and fast moving; he skillfully develops suspense surrounding a compelling ethical dilemma."
"Review" by , "Overreverent and, despite a shocking ending, largely inert."
"Review" by , "[A]lmost painfully earnest and well-researched...but its lack of dramatic momentum makes it read more like a history term paper....Lehrer's name will undoubtedly create demand for this one, but only the most obsessed Civil War junkies are likely to stick with it."
"Review" by , "No Certain Rest reads like Antietam: blood-soaked, fast-charging, filled with twists, and as hauntingly irresistible to a Civil War buff as the battle itself."
"Review" by , "The first-person voices are consistently compelling. They paint vivid tableaux; they shine with the truthfulness, hard-held values and modesty of an unrecoverable age."
"Review" by , "Though focused on fictional characters both past and present, this novel provides a considerable amount of history incidental to Civil War military life, especially at Antietam, in addition to being a very entertaining story."
"Review" by , "It's easy to recommend this historical mystery. The pace is brisk, the plot...is interesting, and the author gives us a good dose of history and historical prose style to enjoy."
"Synopsis" by , A bestseller on The Washington Post and New York Times Extended lists.
"Synopsis" by , On a ridge overlooking Burnside Bridge — the focus of the Battle of Antietam — souvenir hunters find the unmarked grave of an unknown Union officer. Don Spaniel, an archeologist in the National Park Service, is called in to examine the remains.
"Synopsis" by , On a hillside overlooking Burnside Bridge—the focus of the Battle of Antietam—souvenir hunters find the unmarked grave of an unknown Union officer.

Don Spaniel, an archeologist in the National Park Service, is called in to examine the remains. He soon discovers that the officer was murdered and that his identification disk could not possibly belong to him, since its rightful owner is buried elsewhere. So who was this officer? Where did he come from? And why was he killed?

In a swift narrative deftly combining the past with the present, Jim Lehrer has created an engrossing story that will appeal to a wide variety of readers.

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