G.P. Putnam's Sons
On Sale: April 2, 2019
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From the bestselling author of Lily and the
Octopus comes a novel about a struggling writer who gets
his big break, with a little help from the most famous woman
After years of trying to make it as a writer in 1990s New
York City, James Smale finally sells his novel to an editor
at a major publishing house: none other than Jacqueline
Kennedy Onassis. Jackie--or Mrs. Onassis, as she's known in
the office--has fallen in love with James's candidly
autobiographical novel, one that exposes his own
dysfunctional family. But when the book's forthcoming
publication threatens to unravel already fragile
relationships, both within his family and with his partner,
James finds that he can't bring himself to finish the
Jackie and James develop an unexpected friendship, and she
pushes him to write an authentic ending, encouraging him to
head home to confront the truth about his relationship with
his mother. Then a long-held family secret is revealed, and
he realizes his editor may have had a larger plan that goes
beyond the page...
From the bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus
comes a funny, poignant, and highly original novel about
an author whose relationship with his very famous book
editor will change him forever--both as a writer and a son.
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