April Q Book Club: "Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady" by Susan Quinn

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April is right around the corner and we are reading “Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady” by Susan Quinn for the Q Christian Book Club.

“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

In 1932, as her husband assumed the presidency, Eleanor Roosevelt entered the claustrophobic, duty-bound existence of the First Lady with dread. By that time, she had put her deep disappointment in her marriage behind her and developed an independent life—now threatened by the public role she would be forced to play. A lifeline came to her in the form of a feisty campaign reporter for the Associated Press: Lorena Hickok. Over the next thirty years, until Eleanor’s death, the two women carried on an extraordinary relationship: They were, at different points, lovers, confidantes, professional advisors, and caring friends.”

Pick up a copy at your local bookstore, library or on Amazon and join us on Tuesdays at 8PM EST during April for group discussion. All discussions will be held through Zoom and can be accessed through the links below. Thought prompts for the month will be made available on our blog and online forums on April 1st.

We look forward to having great discussions about an amazing historical figure!

Group Discussion Schedule:

  1. April 2rd: 8pm-9pm EST - Pages 1-89

  2. April 9th: 8pm-9pm EST - Pages 90-177

  3. April 16th: 8pm-9pm EST - Pages 178- 273

  4. April 23rd: 8pm-9pm EST - Pages 274-358

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