White Houses Summary
Amy Bloom

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White Houses Overview

Amy Bloom's White Houses is a novel of historical fiction imagining the romantic relationship between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and her close companion Lorena Hickok. Bloom traces this passionate relationship from its beginning when Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a candidate for president to Eleanor's death in 1962. The novel considers themes related to aging and enduring love, secrecy and scandal, and historical events of the 1930s-40s.

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