By Thomas Mallon
Approximately 40 years have handed because Ruth Hyde Paine, a Quaker housewife in suburban Dallas, provided protect and advice to a tender guy named Lee Harvey Oswald and his Russian spouse, Marina. For 9 months in 1963, Mrs. Paine used to be so deeply fascinated about the Oswalds’ lives that she ultimately grew to become one of many Warren Commission’s most vital witnesses.
Mrs. Paine’s Garage is the tragic tale of a well-intentioned girl who came across Oswald the task that placed him six flooring above Dealey Plaza—into which, on November 22, he fired a rifle he’d saved hidden inside of Mrs. Paine’s condominium. yet this can be additionally a story of survival and resiliency: the tale of a religious, open-hearted girl who weathered a whirlwind of research, suspicion, and betrayal, and who refused to permit her enmeshment within the calamity of that November to overwhelm her personal existence.
Thomas Mallon provides us a stressful account of generosity and secrets and techniques, of suppressed thoughts and tragic might-have-beens, of coincidences extra eerie than conspiracy idea. His booklet is in contrast to the other paintings that has been released at the homicide of President Kennedy.