Eye on Books Classic is the official archive of author interview podcasts originally posted before 2006 at Eye on Books. For the very newest author interview podcasts, on current bestselling books, we invite you to visit Eye on Books.

Button1 Button2 Button3 Button4

Jewell Parker Rhodes

Originally posted January 2003

Douglass' Women

Click to enlarge

Frederick Douglass is an American hero, an icon of the 19th century abolitionist movement. And while he was married to the mother of his children for 44 years, he also maintained a long friendship -- and extramarital relationship -- with a white German-Jewish intellectual. Writer and scholar Jewell Parker Rhodes imagines the private and intimate lives of Douglass and the two women who loved him, in this novel. But writing it was backbreaking work -- she says, "This is the book I came closest to quitting on."

Don't see a player here? Click on this link to listen.

Embed this interview on your page

Find Jewell Rhodes on the web: www.jewellparkerrhodes.com

Buy " Douglass' Women" from Amazon


Similar interviews you'll enjoy:

Home  •  Authors  •  Books  •  Author Photos  •  FAQ
About Us  •  Contact Us  •  Privacy Policy  •  Legal Disclaimer