Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Hat: a novel

Press release received:

Babette’s father & uncle were killed by the Jewish Mafia in Cleveland during the ‘30s and she has just released a historical novel based on what she experienced.

The book was endorsed by the Cleveland Press and Cleveland Jewish News and the author is under feature consideration at Cleveland Magazine & the Plain Dealer.

The Hat (Sunstone Press, 3/31/11) by Babette Hughes (TX), former Cleveland Plain Dealer & Cleveland Magazine Contributor and Cleveland Press journalist.

Prohibition era mystery/thriller about coming of age amidst the Jewish Mafia, hardcover, 198 pages, $26.95, 9780865347847.

Endorsed by National Jewish Book Award for Fiction Winner Joseph Kertes and two-time Pulitzer Nominee Albert Fried.

“Babette Hughes is particularly good at drawing the blithe lack of self-awareness of an inexperienced young woman, as well as pointing out the self-centeredness of youth.”
- Historical Novels Review

The Hat is a terrific story that chronicles the beginning of the Mafia and its revelations that profoundly changed lives forever.”
- Jewish Book World

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At 2:10 PM, Anonymous John Kim said...

looks like an interesting read.


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