Thursday, January 3, 2019

White Houses

White Houses / Amy Bloom, read by Tonya Cornelisse, 218 pgs.

A fictionalized account of the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok, a journalist assigned to cover her.  Hickok is an interesting woman, raised in horrible conditions, she reinvents herself as a prominent woman reporter.  She does NOT do weddings.  She bonds with Roosevelt and ends up working for FDR's administration.  The relationship between the two women has been the source of speculation but this book openly discusses their feelings for each other and situations that are historically accurate. I picked this up on a whim and enjoyed it very much.  Tonya Cornelisse does a great job voicing "Hick" and I could picture her throughout the book.

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