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The Editor (2019 original; edició 2020)

de Steven Rowley (Autor)

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"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. After years of struggling as a writer in 1990s New York City, James Smale finally gets his big break when his novel sells 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 manuscript. 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. But when a long-held family secret is revealed, he realizes his editor may have had a larger plan that goes beyond the page... With lovable characters and the same intimate prose that readers loved in Steven Rowley's debut novel, Lily and the Octopus, The Editor is a poignant, insightful novel of young men and their mothers, authors and their editors, and the minefields of speaking the truth about those we love"--… (més)
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Títol:The Editor
Autors:Steven Rowley (Autor)
Informació:G.P. Putnam's Sons (2020), Edition: Reprint, 352 pages
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Um no, just no..... Blithering & blathering "OMG! Jackie Kennedy Onassis, is going to be the editor for my book"

When writing a fiction book about such a woman as was Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, one would prefer a realistic portrayal, not some outlandish overdone fairy-tale. ( )
  Auntie-Nanuuq | Dec 30, 2020 |
James Smale has finally sold his book to a publisher. When he arrives at the publisher's office in New York, he is shocked to discover the editor who wants to publish his book is none other than former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. As he progresses down the road towards publication, James has trouble finishing his story. The book is semi-autobiographical and could cause problems in his already tenuous relationships with his family and partner. He forms an unexpected friendship with Onassis, who helps him not only with the ending for his book but with his life.

Lovely book! This story sucked me right in at the start with Smale's shocked first meeting with his editor. The poor man was absolutely gobsmacked that he was in the same room with Jackie O. Turns out her wisdom would do more for Smale's life than a published book.....

This is the first book by Steven Rowley that I've read. I thoroughly enjoyed this story! I'm definitely going to be reading more by this author! I've had Lily and the Octopus on my bookshelf for quite awhile. I think it's time to move it to the top of the TBR stack and start reading! Rowley tells this story with the sweetest mix of humor, wisdom, and wit. Just a lovely story!

**I voluntarily read an advance readers copy of this book from Penguin via NetGalley. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.** ( )
  JuliW | Nov 22, 2020 |
I only bought this novelisation of Jackie Kennedy Onassis' career as an editor because of the Kennedy connection, and getting into the story took me a while, but now I would have to say this is one of the most beautifully told stories I have read recently!

New author James Smale strikes lucky when Doubleday want to publish his first novel - and the editor who takes him under her wing is none other than the former First Lady, Jackie Kennedy Onassis. The two build up an awkward rapport, with Jackie pushing James to confront his mother about the autobiographical details in his novel and James struggling to get past his editor's own tragic life story. The conversations between them are obviously completely fictional, but I felt like I was reading secret insights into Jackie's past, especially when she talked about her time with 'President Kennedy'. I love their pseudo-mother-son relationship, and the scene in 1040 where James dedicates the first copy of his book to her was magical. Learning details about her publishing work, New York apartment and funeral was also interesting.

Jackie apart, I also enjoyed the unfolding drama of James' fractured family life, although I guessed the reason for the split early on. The Thanksgiving dinner felt wonderfully real, and all the characters - James, his mother, boyfriend Daniel and brothers and sister - are all vividly realised, and the big revelation is both obvious and devastating at the same time.

From not being able to get into the story at the start, I finished by not wanting to leave the characters behind. One for the Kennedy library! ( )
  AdonisGuilfoyle | Sep 25, 2020 |
I love that Michael Urie narrated the audiobook. He's delightful!

Overall, I think the book could have been roughly 20% shorter. It's not that I didn't care about the last 20% of content, exactly. It's that I was satisfied, and then it started to drag.

The family drama was family drama. So, I guess it was well done? It's not the main event. The relationship between James (writer) and Mrs. Onassis (editor) was fabulous. What more do we need? ( )
  joyblue | Jun 4, 2020 |
The Editor by Steven Rowley is a story about a man's personal journey to reconcile with his mother. It intertwines the protagonist's professional relationship with Mrs. Kennedy Onassis with his own personal relationships of his boyfriend and his mother. The book had a beginning middle and an end. It was not special in any way and as such received a good solid three stars. ( )
  lbswiener | Dec 4, 2019 |
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"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. After years of struggling as a writer in 1990s New York City, James Smale finally gets his big break when his novel sells 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 manuscript. 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. But when a long-held family secret is revealed, he realizes his editor may have had a larger plan that goes beyond the page... With lovable characters and the same intimate prose that readers loved in Steven Rowley's debut novel, Lily and the Octopus, The Editor is a poignant, insightful novel of young men and their mothers, authors and their editors, and the minefields of speaking the truth about those we love"--

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