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