[My] recommendation . . . is Amy Bloom’s new historical novel, White Houses. For fans of The Paris Wife, this love story was inspired by the intriguing and scandalous relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and prominent reporter Lorena Hickok.
–-Nancy, Island Books, Mercer Island, WA
Lorena Hickok, the most prominent female reporter in America, meets Eleanor Roosevelt in 1932 while reporting on Franklin Roosevelt’s first presidential campaign. Almost immediately, Hick and Eleanor connect passionately and deeply, and Hick moves into the White House as ‘First Friend.’ The story of their bond is told with art and grace and a bit of intrigue by the wise and gifted Amy Bloom. A love story and historical novel, based on a true romance and unabashedly sensual, White Houses is extraordinary.
— Cathy Langer, Tattered Cover Book Store, Denver, CO