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Undiscovered Country: A Novel Inspired by the Lives of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok



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Author
McNees, Kelly O'Connor
Descriptors
Biographical Fiction
Epistolary Novels
Friendship
Historical Fiction-American
Journalists
Location/Setting:
New York (City)
Washington, D. C.
West Virginia
Time Period:
1930s
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Summary
Lorena (Hick) Hickof is an AP journalist assigned to cover FDRs campaign and write stories about Eleanor (Nora). The two women quickly become friends and become more involved over time. When Hick leaves the newspaper, she travels depression poor areas of the nation sending back reports to Washington D.C. and Mrs. Roosevelt. Together the women create the idea of Arthurdale, West Virginia, a place for the poor to get a new start with a home and some land.
Critique
The novel based on letters between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena Hickok provides a look at the deep affection these women shared but had to hide.
ISBN
9781681776798
  iBistro
# of Pages
284
Published
2018
Formats
Reviewer's Initials: ED


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