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When AP political reporter Lorena Hickok - Hick - is assigned to cover Eleanor Roosevelt in the 1932 campaign, the two women become deeply involved. Their relationship begins with mutual romantic passion, matures through stormy periods of enforced separation and competing interests, and warms into an enduring, encompassing friendship documented by 3,300 letters.
Set during the chaotic years of the Great Depression, the New Deal, and the Second World War, Loving Eleanor reveals Eleanor Roosevelt as a complex, contradictory, and entirely human woman who is pulled in many directions by her obligations to her husband and family and her role as the nation's first lady. Hick is revealed as an accomplished journalist who, at the pinnacle of her career, gives it all up for the woman she loves. Then, as Eleanor is transformed into Eleanor Everywhere, First Lady of the World, Hick must create her own independent, productive life.
Loving Eleanor is a profoundly moving novel that illuminates a relationship we are seldom privileged to see, celebrating the depth and durability of women's love.
©2016 Susan Wittig Albert (P)2016 Tantor
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5 out of 5 stars
By Cherokee on 12-10-17

Beautiful

Beautiful telling of a story that has long been a rumor. If ER and Hick did share such a relationship then I for one and happy they had each other and sad Hick had to share Elenore with the world. There were times I felt so sorry for the first lady and times and I wanted to slap some sense into Hickock but never a moment I wanted I wanted their story to end.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Beth on 06-21-16

ELeanor

Through careful research from historical documents, Susan wove
Together a novel that brings to life
the human side of the Roosevelt's.
I appreciated her sharing the parts that were not based on evidence.
It is timely and humanistic. It is a beautiful story about the complexity of love and friendship.

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