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Book Signing: White Houses by Amy Bloom
October 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
We are so excited to host the paperback release of Amy Bloom’s highly acclaimed White Houses at Breakwater Books. Join us on the release day, October 30, 2018, at 6:30 PM to meet Amy Bloom and pick up your own copy!
The New York Times reflects on White Houses: “Bloom’s lyrical novel, laced with her characteristic wit and wisdom, celebrates love in its fiery and also embered phases.”
Lorena Hickok—“Hick,” as she’s known to friends—meets Eleanor Roosevelt in 1932 while reporting on Franklin Roosevelt’s first presidential campaign. She and Eleanor come from different worlds: Hick, a respected journalist from poor South Dakota, and Eleanor, a daughter of the old-money Roosevelts. Their initial differences fade away as their connection deepens into intimacy, and what begins as a powerful passion matures into a life Hick never expected to have. She takes a job in the Roosevelt administration, moves into the White House, where her status as “first friend” is an open secret, and builds a relationship with Franklin, who she comes to know as a great president as well as a complicated rival and irresistible friend. 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.