We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
Lucy: A Novel | [Ellen Feldman]

Lucy: A Novel

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.
Regular Price:$26.60
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

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. 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.

©2003 Ellen Feldman; (P)2003 Books on Tape, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Feldman humanizes two icons....With Lucy, [Feldman] has created a Whartonesque heroine: an intelligent and perceptive woman stymied by the social restrictions of her time." (Booklist)
"Lucy Mercer Rutherford is a wonderful creation." (New York Times Book Review)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.9 (28 )
5 star
 (9)
4 star
 (10)
3 star
 (5)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
3.7 (6 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
3.7 (6 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Kensington Reviewer Kensington, CA 08-01-05
    Kensington Reviewer Kensington, CA 08-01-05 Member Since 2005
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Superb Book"

    I found this book fascinating and very worthwhile. It felt like you were right in the room witnessing everything that went on between these two people, Lucy and Franklin. I learned alot about that era of history at the same time. Beautiful book and beautifully read.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-1 of 1 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.