I conclude my 2013 reading with Helen in Love by Rosie Sultan. The historical fiction novel is a sad one based on a romantic interlude in the life of Helen Keller, the famous blind, mute, deaf woman known worldwide.
I learned more about Helen and her life from reading this book. Even though the story is based in truth, it did not sit well with me. Helen did have a relationship with Peter Fagan. That much is known. Imagined conversations and a physical relationship he may or may not have had with Helen seemed questionable, but that is why this is historical fiction! I am happy to know Helen was loved by a man during her life. She gave so much to so many. It’s good to know she was on the receiving end if only for a brief space in time.
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