A Novel Inspired by the Lives of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok
On Sale: March 6, 2018
Featuring: Eleanor Roosevelt; Lorena Hickok
Hardcover / e-Book
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An extraordinary novel portraying one of the
greatest untold love stories in American
In 1932, New York City, top
reporter Lorena â€śHickâ€ť Hickok starts each day with a front
page bylineâ€”and finishes it swigging bourbon and planning
her next big scoop.
But an assignment to cover FDRâ€™s
campaignâ€”and write a feature on his wife, Eleanorâ€”turns
Hickâ€™s hard-won independent life on its ear. Soon her work,
and the secret entanglement with the new first lady, will
take her from New York and Washington to Scotts Run, West
Virginia, where impoverished coal minersâ€™ families wait in
fear that the New Dealâ€™s promised hope will pass them by.
Together, Eleanor and Hick imagine how the new town of
Arthurdale could change the fate of hundreds of lives. But
doing what is right does not come cheap, and Hick will pay
in ways she never could have
Undiscovered Country artfully
mixes fact and fiction to portray the intense relationship
between this unlikely pair. Inspired by the historical
record, including the more than three thousand letters Hick
and Eleanor exchanged over a span of thirty years, McNees
tells this story through Hickâ€™s tough, tender, and
unforgettable voice. A remarkable portrait of Depression-era
America, this novel tells the poignant story of how a love
that was forced to remain hidden nevertheless changed history.
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