Synopses & Reviews
Praised by the New York Times Book Review
as "an...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. In a few weeks, Jack is going to be promoted to Master Operator in recognition of his years of perfect service and on-time driving. It's a good life. Until a White Widow boards his bus, on a one-way ticket from Victoria to Corpus Christi.
A White Widow is a wild card, a woman traveling alone who can change the course of a driver's life, and not always for the best. What happens when Jack Oliver's White Widow passes through his life is as unforgettable as it is irrevocable. Within weeks, without ever even learning her name, he will fall passionately in loveand lose everything he has, a few things he never had, and some he never thought about until they were gone.
For the first time in paperback: the New York Times best-selling novel of passion and self-destruction in small-town Texas, by the admired anchor of PBS's NewsHour
About the Author
Jim Lehrer began his career as a reporter, political columnist, and editor in Dallas, Texas. Since 1975, he has been a news anchor at PBS, where he is currently the anchor and executive editor of "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer." Lehrer has won numerous awards for journalism, most recently the 1999 National Humanities Medal. Lehrer is the author of eleven novels, two memoirs, and three plays. He lives with his wife, Kate, in Washington, D.C. They have three daughters.