By: Susan Wittig Albert
Persevero Press, 2016
When AP political reporter Lorena Hickok—Hick—is assigned to cover Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of the 1932 Democratic presidential candidate, the two women become deeply, intimately 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 that ends only with both women’s deaths in the 1960s—all of it documented by 3300 letters exchanged over thirty years.
NYT bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert recreates the fascinating story of Hick and Eleanor, set during the chaotic years of the Great Depression, the New Deal, and the Second World War. Loving Eleanor is Hick’s personal story, revealing Eleanor 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, as well as by a compelling need to care and be cared for. 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.
About the Author
Susan Wittig Albert is the author of three mystery series (the China Bayles Herbal Mysteries, The Darling Dahlias, The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter) and the co-author (with Bill Albert) of the Robin Paige Victorian/Edwardian mysteries. Her biographical novels: A Wilder Rose; Loving Eleanor; and The General’s Women. Her memoirs: An Extraordinary Year of Ordinary Days and Together, Alone: A Memoir of Marriage and Place. Nonfiction: Writing from Life: Telling the Soul’s Story; and Work of Her Own: A Woman\'s Guide to Success off the Career Track. She is the founder of Story Circle Network.
To learn more about Susan Wittig Albert and her work, please see susanalbert.com