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UH Book Club: Eleanor & Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady

August 2, 2018, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Spielberg Chapel

Join us on Thursday, August 2 for a discussion of the book Eleanor & Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady by Susan Quinn. A warm, intimate account of the love between Eleanor  Roosevelt and reporter Lorena Hickok—a relationship that, over more than three decades, transformed both women’s lives and empowered them to play significant roles in one of the most tumultuous periods in American history. During the Depression, Hick reported from the nation’s poorest areas for the WPA, and Eleanor used these reports to lobby her husband for New Deal programs. Hick encouraged Eleanor to turn their frequent letters into her popular and long-lasting syndicated column “My Day,” and to befriend the female journalists who became her champions. (Synopsis from Amazon.com)

You can join us for just one session if you like a particular book or come to all of the sessions. There is no long-term commitment necessary.  RSVP to Angie so we know how many people to expect.

Upcoming Books

October 4: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
November 1: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
December 6: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
January 3: Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
February 7: City of Light by Lauren Belfer
March 7: The Rent Collector by Cameron Wright
April 4: The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff
May 2: The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman
June 6: Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
July 11: The Girl from Berlin: A Novel (Liam Taggart and Catherine Lockhart) by Ronald Balson