Come to Books & Bagels on Sunday, June 3rd and find out how Bloom unearthed the story behind the fabled First Lady’s relationship with renowned journalist Lorena Hickok, a story as moving and memorable as these ‘first friends’ themselves. Her research included reading some three thousand letters between these two remarkable women, letters stowed away in the Roosevelt Library at Hyde Park and the source of inspiration for her intimate portrayal of their story.
Arguably the greatest First Lady ever, Eleanor Roosevelt contrasted in almost every possible way with Lorena Hickok, whose background was so dissimilar as to make any understanding between the two seem unlikely. Powerful storyteller that she is, insightful, informative and honest, Amy Bloom tells the story in Hickok’s inimitable voice and helps us see and understand the developing bond between these two amazing women. We become privy not only to their personal tale but to the momentous events of the time.
Our Books & Bagels programs are free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and Amy Bloom will be available for signing. No rsvp required. For more information, contact the CBSRZ office 860-526-8920.