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White Houses by Amy Bloom

Amy Bloom’s historical fiction White Houses follows Lorena “Hick” Hickock through her romantic relationship with then-first-lady, Eleanor Roosevelt. Based very much on fact, Bloom writes an imagined narrative from the perspective of Hickcock, the prize-winning war correspondent and close friend of both Eleanor and Franklin. 150 more words



“It is always like this: the best parties are made by people in trouble.

There are one hundred and fifty girls lining the sidewalk outside the Goldfadn Theatre. 634 more words


July Book Dump

I spent the spring wishing for summer to arrive and now I have no idea where it went. July was a complete whirlwind.

July was the month from travel. 180 more words


White Houses

Read 24/07/2018-29/07/2018

Rating: 5 stars

I don’t recall who brought Amy Bloom’s White Houses to my attention, but I’m grateful. Since my first degree I have had a history crush on FDR. 1,915 more words

Book Review

Imperfect and beautiful

You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed, and you are beautiful.—Amy Bloom

White Houses--Amy Bloom

Occasionally, you have the misfortune to write a book on the same topic as someone else and have them published in the same season.  Such is the case for White Houses, which is one of two books about Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickock, a reporter who covered the Roosevelts and who became Eleanor’s lover. 166 more words

Week 11 - 2018

Hi All! Greetings from Boston! I’m going to just jump right in. Week 11 covers March 12 – 18. As always, your feedback is encouraged. 763 more words

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