Kate Lehrer
American writer
Kate Lehrer
Kate Lehrer is a writer from Washington, DC. She has written four novels, numerous short stories, essays, and book reviews, and is a panelist on the Diane Rehm Book Club on NPR. Lehrer's first novel, Best Intentions, was published in 1987. When They Took Away the Man in the Moon came out in 1993. Out of Eden, which won the Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Novel, was published in 1996.
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Office Pool, 2004
NYTimes - about 13 years
In last year's office pool, for the second year running, I accurately predicted the best-picture Oscar winner. Forget all of the other predictions, which were varying degrees of mistaken; I shoulda been a film critic. The multiple choices include one, all or none. My picks are down below. Do not save this page. 1. Next tyranny to feel the force of
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ON LANGUAGE; Sic 'Em!
NYTimes - over 23 years
BOB DOLE'S TITLE is Senate Republican Leader. The sign over his door used to read, "Minority Leader," a tradition Senator Everett Dirksen preserved, but Senator Hugh Scott changed it in the late 1960's when he was leader because it struck him as down-putting. The Senate Republican Leader (going against Times style, I capitalize the letter l because
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CHRONICLE
NYTimes - almost 24 years
There is nothing unusual about a book tour, but two Washington writers who are married to each other and whose respective novels both have a publication date of June 2 are heading out on a his-and-hers version today. "It's an interesting exercise in marital relations that we've set ourselves up for," KATE LEHRER said the other day. Her second
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ESSAY; Office Pool, 1990
NYTimes - about 27 years
LEAD: The originator of annual prognostication was Jonathan Swift, whose ''Predictions for the Year 1708'' confidently named ''the great actions and events of next year particularly related, as they will come to pass. Written to prevent the people of England from being further impos'd on by vulgar almanack-makers. The originator of annual
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IN SHORT: FICTION
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: BEST INTENTIONS. By Kate Lehrer. (Little, Brown, $15.95.) The 17-year-old daughter of an influential Washington political commentator is murdered, and subsequently a mother-daughter relationship based on guilt trips comes to light. The journalist, Sarah Corbin Adams, has made it big by charming intimate truths out of powerful interview
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THE EVENING HOURS
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: August in the nation's capital. August in the nation's capital. Temperatures hitting 100 degrees. Everyone has left town. Right? Wrong. Washingtonians were dancing on the River Terrace of the Kennedy Center Monday night as well as in the aisles at a concert of Motown music by Mary Wells, Martha Reeves, and Eddie Kendrick and David Ruffin, who
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AT EMBASSY PARTY, CHILI AND LETTERS ARE A GOOD MIX
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: It was a gathering for chili on one of the hottest nights of the summer. A clutch of novelists, journalists, writers and lawyers, along with a sprinkling of politicians, got together Monday in the terraced garden of the Canadian Embassy residence after a benefit performance of the play ''Chili Queen. It was a gathering for chili on one of the
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kate Lehrer
    THIRTIES
  • 2004
    Confessions of a Bigamist: A Novel, described by the Washington Post as whimsical and droll, was published in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Publishers Weekly describes Lehrer's writing style as intelligent and mannered. The Washington Post characterizes her work as fitting into “the burgeoning category of chicklit.” Lehrer was born Kate Tom Staples in Waco, Texas, an only child, to Thomas Malcolm Staples, a county extension agent, and Lucy Joplin, a social worker. She has been married since 1960 to novelist and PBS anchor Jim Lehrer. They have three children and six grandchildren.
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