Thursday, February 25, 2016

BookWoman Book Group: Loving Eleanor: Feb 25

Loving Eleanor by Susan Wittig Albert

When AP political reporter Lorena Hickok is assigned to cover Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, the wife of 1932 Democratic presidential candidate, the two women become deeply, intimately involved —all documented by 3300 letters exchanged over 30 years. Drawing on extensive research in the letters that were sealed for a decade following Hickock's death, Albert creates a profoundly moving novel illuminating a relationship we are seldom privileged to see, celebrating the depth and durability of women's love.