Kindred Souls

  • by Edna P. Gurewitsch
  • Narrated by Bernadette Dunne
  • 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For 15 years, Eleanor Roosevelt and her handsome doctor, David Gurewitsch, were friends, traveling, entertaining, and eventually buying a townhouse together in Manhattan. Their friendship has always intrigued historians, but not much is known about it. David kept detailed journals and took thousands of photos, but he never publicly discussed their time together. For the first time, Edna Gurewitsch, David's wife, is opening up and revealing their story, and hers, after she married into their complicated relationship. Edna also gives a fresh, insider's look at Mrs. Roosevelt as she continued to influence world events, and the book is filled with passionate letters from Mrs. Roosevelt.


What the Critics Say

"With admiration for her subject, Gurewitsch has significantly expanded our understanding of the last years of the 20th century's great American woman." (Publishers Weekly)
"A passionate and complex connection between two gifted individuals in a sensitive and astute portrait of a 'rare and precious friendship'" (Booklist)
"A love story of rare quality: intelligent, wise, and, above all, generous in spirit and understanding." (Kirkus)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

I'm glad I listened to this one first

I knew almost nothing about Eleanor Roosevelt before listening, and I'm glad that this generous, friendly biography was the first I experienced rather than some of the darker more cynical works. A truly remarkable woman for any era or time in history, I came to admire Eleanor whole heartedly for her many fine qualities.
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- R. Jones "R.Jones"

Wonderful Tribute to a Great Woman

Written from the unique viewpoint of her physician and close confidant of many years. Heartwarming!
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- Jillie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-03-2004
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.