Tuesday, November 1, 2016

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Eleanor and Hick; The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady; Susan Quinn


Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros sharing the first paragraph or two, from a book I'm reading or will be reading soon.  

Susan Quinn
Penguin - 2016
INTRODUCTION

"BY THE TIME FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT was elected president in 1932, his wife Eleanor, had succeeded in forging an independent life for herself--a life of teaching, writing, and political activism.  Now she was about to become First Lady, with all the duties that would entail.  In the midst of victory celebrations, Eleanor was filled with dread about her future.

Lorena Hickok, a top reporter assigned to cover the new First Lady for the Associated Press, was one of the few who noticed Eleanor's unhappiness and took it seriously.  Hickok--'Hick' to everyone who knew her--worked patiently to gain Eleanor's trust.  By the time she wrote her stories for the AP, Eleanor and Hick had fallen in love.  Hick knew both the publishable and unpublishable reasons for Eleanor's unhappiness.  She wrote a profile that was frank about Eleanor's reluctance to become First Lady, but without revealing all the reasons why."


Based on this intro, would you read more or pass on this book?

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23 comments:

  1. Eleanore Roosevelt is one of my heroes. I'd like to read this book and hope that you enjoy it.

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    1. I started this today and like the way it is written (photos too).

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  2. Oh, I do want to know more! It is definitely going on my list.

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  3. I want to keep going. Eleanor Roosevelt is one of those women important to the advancement of women during the twentieth century. This sounds like an interesting look at her.

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  4. This sounds like a delightful read - very interesting subject in her own right and definitely for those (like me) who enjoy learning more about women in history.

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  5. I'd like to read this book - I know next to nothing about Eleanor Roosevelt. I definitely would keep on reading.

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  6. Am absolutely intrigued! I hope you like it :)

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  7. I find Eleanor Roosevelt fascinating, though I have never read a book on her, just on TV shows. I would read this.

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  8. This has been on my list -- so, yes, I want to read!

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  9. This went on my list the minute I put copies on our shelves at work! I can't wait to read it!

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  10. I would definitely read this but with a touch of skepticism probably. Looking forward to it.

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    1. "touch of skepticism" - yes I wonder how accurate it is. I love the writing.

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  11. This is already on my list and I look forward to reading it!!

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  12. Yes, it sounds pretty interesting!

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