You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed... and you are beautiful
A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You // Amy Bloom
This short story collection explores what love means to different people. It follows the love a mother has for her daughter as she becomes a man. In another story we see the love a husband has for his wife as she battles breast cancer and the love her best friend secretly shares for her too as she cares for her friend. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“I have made the best and happiest ending that I can in this world, made it out of the flax and netting and leftover trim of someone else’s life, I know, but made it to keep the innocent safe and the guilty punished, and I have made it as the world should be and not as I have found it.”
This was not my favorite short story collection but there were a couple stories that resonated with me.
Definitely looking forward to my next short story read 💕
Two books I read recently that I absolutely loved, so much so that I'm keeping them. I recently got rid of a bunch of books because I needed to clear out the room that is going to be the nursery but I of course kept my favorites. Can't wait to read more from these authors! 📚📚📚 #booksofinstagram #amybloom #isabelallende
A full moon, a full house, and the most full hearts! We had a blast with White Houses author Amy Bloom last night. Be sure to stop by Breakwater and pick up a signed copy of her book 📚
I got to hear Amy Bloom speak and get a signed copy of her new book. :) Fun fact: when she writes sex scenes she finds it so cringe-y that she types them with her eyes closed. 😜😂 📚🙈 #amybloom #booksigning #breakwaterbooks
New release Tuesday! We've got new kids titles, new in paperback, new non-fiction, and new thrilling fiction titles! What a good looking group 😎😎 We're open until 9 and we hope to see you soon!
We are so excited to host the paperback release of Amy Bloom's highly acclaimed novel White Houses! Join us tonight, October 30, 6:30 PM to meet Amy & pick up your own copy.
I decided a long time ago I was going to embrace my imperfections and acknowledge my shortcomings.
It would be such a disservice to myself to continuously compare myself and my work to others, to look at another person’s success and to minimize my own, and to let those things hinder my forward motion.
Imperfections are those tiny, little spots in our lives that give us our “flair.”
You are beautiful. Your work is beautiful. And in case you were questioning it, you have something wonderful, unique, and worthwhile to bring to this world.
Embrace your “flair!”✨
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📚Book Review📚 White Houses by Amy Bloom is a historical fiction novel based on letters between Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Apparently, there are 3000 letters between Eleanor and Lorena in the FDR Library in Hyde Park. The letters are written with so much love and drama that their relationship could not have been platonic. It seems that over time historians have come to accept this. In 2018, the idea is more dramatic than scandalous, but the thought of a homosexual relationship for a first lady makes for great fiction, which Amy Bloom has brilliantly and tenderly created. Lorena narrates the story of how they met, the way they loved one another, how circumstances separated them, and how they were reunited when FDR died in 1945. Lorena, also known as Hick, is an extraordinary character from a very poor background, raped by her father as a young girl, sent to live as a housemaid when her mother died, and found work for a time in the circus. Because of her determination and brilliance, she became a journalist, meeting Eleanor on FDR’s first political campaign. She had to resign from the Associated Press due to her lack of objectivity about the first couple, so Franklin helped her get a job within the White House. While there, she was able to continue her affair with Eleanor unrestricted and with the full approval of Franklin, who, of course, was having his own affairs. There has been so much written of his affairs!
Amy Bloom is a wonderful writer. This story is told as if Lorena is writing her autobiography. This is a book that you can get lost in, forgetting it is fiction. I would love to see the letters shared between these two women. Eleanor Roosevelt was an amazing woman, who helped the country through some difficult times, all the while never really being loved by her husband. I hope that the historians are right and that Lorena and Eleanor shared a love. She was deserving of this kind of love. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
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Amy Bloom, White Houses
Untuk novel barunya yang menerangi para pembaca dengan lembut, Bloom menampilkan ribuan surat yang mengungkapkan hubungan antara Eleanor Roosevelt dan Lorena Hickok, mantan reporter Associated Press yang diam-diam tinggal di lorong Eleanor saat dia menjadi Ibu Negara Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Bloom mengisahkan ceritanya dari sudut pandang "Hick" - seorang perempuan yang mengaku udik, perokok dan peminum yang berterus terang tentang pola asuhnya yang keras, hari-harinya dengan korps pers dan cintanya yang abadi untuk Eleanor.
Eleanor beralih ke Hick pada tahun 1945 setelah pemakaman suaminya FDR, dan dia dihiburkan - minum alkohol, mendengarkan Cole Porter, tidur siang. Sementara itu, Hick menyuguhi kita dengan kisah pertemuan mereka pada tahun 1932, waktu mereka di jalan, pertemuannya dengan FDR dan bahaya serta indahnya mencintai orang yang berkuasa.
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I don’t know much at all about American history - some vague memory of the Depression and the New Deal from school..so I found this novel intriguing. It’s narrated by the journalist Lorena Hickok who was the real-life friend and possibly lover of Eleanor Roosevelt and lived in the White House during FDR’s presidency. Vividly portrayed with believable characters. I was shocked to learn that FDR was a womaniser, they never mentioned that in school history lessons!
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Recommended by @the lonesome reader
It’s #ThrowbackThursday and today I want to talk about a book I read earlier this year...WHITE HOUSES by Amy Bloom was @purewowbookclub pick for the month of April and I read along with them that month. My thoughts are over on the blog (girlwithnoselfie.com) but I’m more curious about yours. Have you read WHITE HOUSES What were your thoughts Is it on your TBR pile 📚♥️✨
White Houses by Amy Bloom. A fictionalised account of the romantic relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena Hickok. It was a pleasure to be immersed in this love story and think about how love and romance can encapsulate big, explosive moments but also the tiny gestures, touches and words that fortify how you feel about yourself and the person you love.