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Lucy (Paperback)

Author:  Ellen Feldman
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0393325105
ISBN-13: 9780393325102
Sku: 33884764
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Pages:  304
Age Range:  NA
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But Franklin and Lucy do meet again, and again they fall in love. As he prepares to run for an unprecedented third term and lead America into war, Franklin turns to Lucy for the warmth and unconditional approval Eleanor is unable to give.
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An utterly absorbing novel about a famous political marriage and an epic infidelity.|On the eve of World War I, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin Delano Roosevelt, fiercely ambitious and still untouched by polio, falls in love with his wife's social secretary, Lucy Mercer. Eleanor stumbles on their letters and divorce is discussed, but honor and ambition win out. Franklin promises he will never see Lucy again.|But Franklin and Lucy do meet again, and again they fall in love. As he prepares to run for an unprecedented third term and lead America into war, Franklin turns to Lucy for the warmth and unconditional approval Eleanor is unable to give.|Ellen Feldman brings a novelist's insight to bear on the connection of these three compelling characters. Franklin and Lucy did finally meet, across the divide of his illness and political ascendancy, her marriage and widowhood. They fell in love again. As he prepared to run for an unprecedented third term and lead America into war, Franklin turned to Lucy for the warmth and unconditional approval Eleanor was unable to give.|Drawing on recently discovered materials to re-create the voice of a woman who played a crucial but silent role in the Roosevelt presidency, LUCY is a remarkably sensitive exploration of the private lives behind a public marriage. Reading group guide included.A fictional account of FDR's romance with Eleanor's social secretary, Lucy Mercer, follows their pre-World War I affair, its impact on his marriage, and FDR and Mercer's reacquaintance years later as he prepared for an unprecedented third term. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.On the eve of World War I, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin Delano Roosevelt, fiercely ambitious and still untouched by polio, falls in love with his wife's social secretary, Lucy Mercer. Eleanor stumbles on their letters and divorce is discussed, but honor and ambition win out. Franklin promises he will never see Lucy again.

But Franklin and Lucy do meet again, and again they fall in love. As he prepares to run for an unprecedented third term and lead America into war, Franklin turns to Lucy for the warmth and unconditional approval Eleanor is unable to give.

Ellen Feldman brings a novelist's insight to bear on the connection of these three compelling characters. Franklin and Lucy did finally meet, across the divide of his illness and political ascendancy, her marriage and widowhood. They fell in love again. As he prepared to run for an unprecedented third term and lead America into war, Franklin turned to Lucy for the warmth and unconditional approval Eleanor was unable to give.

Drawing on recently discovered materials to re-create the voice of a woman who played a crucial but silent role in the Roosevelt presidency, Lucy is a remarkably sensitive exploration of the private lives behind a public marriage. Reading group guide included.
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A fictionalized account of the love affair between Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife's social secretary, Lucy Mercer.

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New York Times Book Review
"A...serious problem is the trivialization of the Roosevelts. Eleanor, the earnest do-gooder with no capacity for happiness, is kept offstage much of the time, only to be summoned now and then so that Lucy can patronize her. Franklin...is someone who could once have been found at the bar in almost any country club in America: the hearty fellow who finishes his anecdotes with a gusty laugh....In purely fictional terms, however, Lucy Mercer Rutherford is a wonderful creation...." - D.W. McCullough 01/12/2003
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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0304
Product attributePublisher:   W. W. Norton & Company
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