The Hat

The Hat The Hat Begins With The Brief, Chilling Murder Of The Godfather Of The Jewish Bootlegging World The Killer Disappears Without A Trace And Then In Flashback We Meet Kate Brady Who Has Just Been Fired From Her Job At Shapiro S Bakery With An Alcoholic Mother And The Joblessness Of The Great Depression, Kate Has Little Hope For A Future Until She Meets The Magnetic Bootlegger Ben Gold After An Intense Courtship, They Marry Ben S Hit Man, Sam Ginzberg, And His Handsome And Decent Bookkeeper, Bobby Keane, Witness Kate And Ben S Wedding The Charged Love Affair Between Bobby And Kate, And Their Struggle To Escape Ben, Leads To A Startling Denouement Amid The Drama Of Prohibition, The Great Depression And The Birth Of The Mafia, The Novel Ends In Suspense, Surprise And Revelation Cleveland, Ohio Native Babette Rosen Hughes Is A Bootlegger S Daughter Whose Father And Uncle Were Murdered By The Mafia Ms Hughes Is The Co Author Of Why College Students Fail And Author Of The Memoir, Lost And Found Her Published Columns, Articles And Book Reviews Can Be Found In The Saturday Review, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland Magazine And The Cleveland Press Babette And Her Husband Are Parents And Stepparents To Eight Children And Now Reside In Austin, Texas Join The Author On Facebook And Visit Her Website Www.babettehughes.com. No doubt about it Repeating phrases gets our attention Starting sentences with the word and causes a second look, too We the editorial we look forward to reading murder mysteries because they typically flow smoothly from sentence to sentence, paragraph to paragraph and page to page Before we know it, we re done Pausing a moment to reflect on the action, the motivations
BABETTE HUGHES THE HAT A REVIEW I cannot say enough about this book and how wonderfully written it is Babette Hughes is definitely one of my favorite writers as of this moment From the opening page this book gripped me and I could not put it down The story of a bootlegger s wife during the Great Depression is riveting and emotionally charged to such a degree that you feel as though you re living it with her You want so badly to be part of this story, to help her find a way out that it BABETTE HUGHES THE HAT A REVIEW I cannot say enough about this book and how wonderfully written it is Babette Hughes is
It is June, 1932 Someone wants Ben Gold, head of a bootlegging organization, dead The killer strikes quickly and disappears without a trace.Flashback two years Smart, pretty Kate Brady is thrilled to find out she has received a scholarship to Ohio State where she hopes to study to be a writer Now all she has to do is find enough money for room, board and books and she will be on her way to realizing her goals Her family does not have the money to pay for her education she must earn it hers It is June, 1932 Someone wants Ben Gold, head of a bootlegging organization, dead The killer strikes quickly and disappears without a trace.Flashback two years Smart, pretty Kate Brady is thrilled to find out she has received a scholarship to Ohio State where she hopes to study to be a writer Now all she has to do is find enough money for room, board and books and she will be on her way to realizing her goals Her family does not have the money to pay for her education she must earn it herself Her father left when she was young and her mother wages a constant battle with alcoholism.Sadly, Kate s dreams are smashed when sh
This novel opens with the killing of Ben Gold in Cleveland, 1932 We re then taken back two years, to meet Kate Brady, humiliated by her drunken mother, and unable to escape into her scholarship place at University because the Depression has wiped out her bakery job Then she meets the charming Ben Gold, who wants to take her out of thereKate is a vividly imagined character She narrates the novel, and we re caught up in sympathy with her straight away, willing her to escape even as we olde This novel opens with the killing of Ben Gold in Cleveland, 1932 We re then taken back two years, to meet Kate Brady, humiliated by her drunken mother, and unable to escape into her scholarship place at University because the Depression has wiped out her bakery job Then she meets the charming Ben Gold, who wants to take her out of thereKate is a vividly imagined character She narrates the novel, and we re caught up in sympathy with her straight away, willing her to escape even as we older and wiser than the naive teenag
I found this to be a strange but interesting book It is about Kate, who marries Ben, a mobster during the depression It talks about her losing a baby, an affair, and her murdering her husband I would recommend it. Well written but no surprises Just a sad story. Review to come.

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  • Hardcover
  • 198 pages
  • The Hat
  • Babette Hughes
  • English
  • 09 November 2018
  • 0865347840