Mrs. Paine's Garage: And the Murder of John F. Kennedy
Exactly forty years have passed since Ruth Hyde Paine, a Quaker housewife in suburban Dallas, offered shelter and assistance to a young man named Lee Harvey Oswald and his Russian wife, Marina. Mrs. Paine's Garage is the tragic story of this well-intentioned woman who found Oswald the job that put him six floors above Dealey Plaza-into which, on November 22, 1963, he fired a rifle he'd kept hidden inside Mrs. Paine's house. But this is also a tale of survival and resilience: the story of a devout, open-hearted woman who weathered a whirlwind of suspicion and betrayal, and who refused to allow her connection to the calamity of that November to destroy her life. From these stories Thomas Mallon has fashioned an account of generosity and secrets, tragic might-have-beens and eerie coincidences, that unfolds with a gripping inevitability.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - delphica - LibraryThing
(#26 in the 2006 Book Challenge) If you've ever gone through a phase of Kennedy assassination obsession, you'll recall that Ruth Paine was the friend of Marina Oswald with whom she was living at the ... Read full review
Mrs. Paine's garage and the murder of John F. KennedyUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
For all the paper tonnage inspired by the murder of John F. Kennedy, it has also produced a small shelf of timeless literary journalism. To Garry Wills and Ovid Demaris's profile Jack Ruby and Jean ... Read full review