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White houses : a novel / Amy Bloom.

Bloom, Amy, 1953- (author.).
Book Book ([2018])
Description: 240 pages ; 24 cm.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2018]
1 of 21 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries). (Show all copies)
1 of 1 copy available at Saugus.
37 current holds with 21 total copies.
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Saugus Adult Fiction FIC Bloom (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9780812995664 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
  • ISBN: 9780812995664 : HRD
  • ISBN: 081299566X : HRD
  • ISBN: 081299566X : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780812995671 (ebook)
  • ISBN: 0812995678 (ebook)
  • Edition: First edition.
Contents: Part One: Luck is not chance -- Brother and sisters in one body -- Longing is like the seed -- Part two: Heart of my hearts -- Swing on the stars -- The words of the happy say -- Part three: Remembrance has a front and a rear -- I have no life but this -- Good night, sweetheart -- The show is not a show -- Heaven is what I cannot reach -- Part four: The Inundation of the Spring -- It's all right with me -- Puttin' on the ritz -- Between you and me -- Parting -- Lilac and the star and bird.
Summary: Lorena Hickok meets Eleanor Roosevelt in 1932 while reporting on Franklin Roosevelt’s first presidential campaign. Having grown up worse than poor in South Dakota and reinvented herself as the most prominent woman reporter in America, “Hick,” as she’s known to her friends and admirers, is not quite instantly charmed by the idealistic, patrician Eleanor. But then, as her connection with the future first lady deepens into intimacy, what begins as a powerful passion matures into a lasting love, and a life that Hick never expected to have. She moves into the White House, where her status as “first friend” is an open secret, as are FDR’s own lovers. After she takes a job in the Roosevelt administration, promoting and protecting both Roosevelts, she comes to know Franklin not only as a great president but as a complicated rival and an irresistible friend, capable of changing lives even after his death. Through it all, even as Hick’s bond with Eleanor is tested by forces both extraordinary and common, and as she grows as a woman and a writer, she never loses sight of the love of her life.
Target Audience: Adult Brodart.


Bloom, Amy. "White houses : a novel." New York : Random House, 2018.

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