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Undiscovered Country

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
An extraordinary novel portraying one of the greatest untold love stories in American politics.

In 1932, New York City, top reporter Lorena "Hick" Hickok starts each day with a front page byline - and finishes it swigging bourbon and planning her next big scoop.

But an assignment to cover FDR's campaign - and write a feature on his wife, Eleanor - turns Hick's hard-won independent life on its ear. Soon her work, and the secret entanglement with the new first lady, will take her from New York and Washington to Scotts Run, West Virginia, where impoverished coal miners' families wait in fear that the New Deal's promised hope will pass them by. Together, Eleanor and Hick imagine how the new town of Arthurdale could change the fate of hundreds of lives. But doing what is right does not come cheap, and Hick will pay in ways she never could have imagined.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Kelly O’Connor McNees writes so richly of women’s lives and struggles. Undiscovered Country is a tender story of strength and self-discovery." - Eleanor Brown

"A wonderfully imagined, lively novel." - Meg Waite Clayton

"Kelly O'Connor McNees's compassion for her characters and their exceptional situation make for a compelling tale. I ached for Hick, and rooted for her, and am so glad to see her getting her due." - Therese Anne Fowler


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August 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Undiscovered Country: A Novel Inspired by the Lives of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok (Thorndike Press Large Print Historical Fiction)
Author(s): Kelly O'Connor McNees
ISBN: 1-4328-5415-1 / 978-1-4328-5415-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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March 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Undiscovered Country: A Novel Inspired by the Lives of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok
Author(s): Kelly O'Connor McNees
ISBN: 1-68177-679-0 / 978-1-68177-679-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Undiscovered Country: A Novel Inspired by the Lives of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok
Author(s): Kelly O'Connor McNees
ISBN: 1-64313-226-1 / 978-1-64313-226-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
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Kindle Editions

March 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Undiscovered Country: A Novel Inspired by the Lives of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok
Author(s): Kelly O'Connor McNees
Publisher: Pegasus Books
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