THE HAT by BABETTE HUGHES (murder mystery/romance)


THE REVOLVING BOOK FRIDAY EDITION
POSTED FRIDAY JAN. 6TH, 2012 AUTHOR: BABETTE HUGHES
TITLE: THE HAT
GENRE: MURDER/MYSTERY ROMANCE

PUBLISHER: Sunstone Press http://www.sunstonepress.com/

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SYNOPSIS: The Hat has its roots in personal history. What lends this
novel its authenticity is that its author, Babette Hughes, is the
daughter of a bootlegger who was murdered by the Mafia when she was an infant. Hughes (née Rosen) spent years piecing together her father’s
bootlegging career and murder, despite her mother’s attempt to hide
the truth. The Hat draws directly on the drama of Hughes’ search for
the truth, as told in her acclaimed memoir, Lost And Found. The novel
begins in 1931 with the brief, chilling murder of the godfather of the
Jewish bootlegging world, Ben Gold. The killer disappears without a
trace and Chapter Two, in flashback, introduces Kate Brady, who has
just been fired from her Depression-era job working at Shapiro’s
Bakery. She has little hope of a future until she meets the magnetic,
wealthy Ben Gold, who immediately identifies her as his future wife.
They marry in a brilliantly described wedding.

The charged love affair between Kate and Gold’s employee, Bobby Keane,
and their struggle to escape the dangerous Gold, is revealed later in
the book. Ultimately, The Hat is the story of Kate’s struggle for lost
innocence, selfhood, and freedom. Of courage in the struggle with
evil. Of bravery in the face of danger. And of being led into daylight
by the restoring power of love.

REVIEWS:
“Sizzles with suppressed desires and forbidden love. The harrowing
conclusion left me breathless.”
—-Violet Spevack, Cleveland Jewish News

“For Babette Hughes, writing has been her lifeline. The words that
spill forth during her daily writing practice turn her past trauma and
heartaches into art. Hughes’ latest work, “The Hat” is no exception.”
—- The Jewish Outlook

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

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER: http://www.babettehughes.com/media.html

READ AN EXCERPT: http://www.babettehughes.com/excerpt.html

AUTHOR BIO:
Babette Hughes, author of The Hat and Lost And Found, and co-author of Why College Students Fail, has also been published in the Saturday
Review; been Contributing Editor of Cleveland Magazine; a twice-weekly
columnist for the Cleveland Press; and has published articles and book
reviews in the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Sunday Magazine. She has
also written, produced and appeared in television documentaries and
news and feature stories for Cleveland television stations WKYC-NBC
and WNBK-UHF.

In addition to her writing career she has been been National Director
of Women’s Political Action for Hubert Humphrey in his 1972
Presidential campaign, as well as founder and President of Discover
Yourself, Inc., a motivation and self realization program for women.
She has also been Director of Public Relations for Revco D.S., Inc. in
Twinsburg, Ohio, and Account Executive with Frazier Associates, in
Washington, DC. She and her husband live in Austin, Texas, and are the
parents and step-parents of eight children.

She is currently working on a sequel to The Hat, The Scarf.

CONNECT WITH BABETTE ONLINE:
http://babettehughes.blogspot.com/
http://www.facebook.com/babettehughes
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/653907.Babette_Hughes
http://twitter.com/BabetteHughes

http://www.babettehughes.com/

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