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The Editor

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The Editor

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The Editor

“There a couple of reasons why I chose The Editor to read. The first is the cover. Yes, I am one of those people who actually does judge a book by its cover. The second reason is the fact that I am a closet Kenedyphile. Let me start by saying I give an A++ for the narration. I felt as though James was actually speaking to me. The story is one that kept me intrigued and I actually grew giddy when Jackie O was in a scene. The writing was colorful and full of humor. James had me laughing out loud when describing one of the several awkward scenes that he seemed to find himself in. I didn't want this book to end. This is one of the few books that I have listened to that I found myself smiling chapter after chapter. I highly recommend The Editor to anyone who appreciates a touching story told with warmth and wit.”

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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 in America.

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 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. 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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