Lovesong. One white house is a tiny building on Long Island. The other is at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. One protagonist is Eleanor Roosevelt. The other is Lorena Hickok. By choosing to tell the story of this relationship in novel form in her book titled, White Houses, Amy Bloom is able to avoid footnotes and connect the dots is a well-documented friendship between Eleanor and Hick. Bloom’s prose makes the whole book a love song. The places where Eleanor and Hick spend time together are described with finely written lyrical prose, and the intimate relationship is presented with great affection for both protagonists.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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