Today on A Bookish Home, I’m talking about all things books and writing with Steven Rowley, bestselling author of The Editor, which is now out in paperback.
This book is a fascinating window into the writing life and the author/editor relationship. The novel also explores a lesser known chapter of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s life, her time in publishing.
“Filled with whimsy and warmth, the Lily and the Octopus author’s second novel centers on the complex relationship between a fledgling writer and his fabulous editor, the latter of whom becomes a mentor, friend, and maternal figure. Oh, and she happens to be Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, but that’s Mrs. Onassis to you.”
— O, The Oprah Magazine
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“Steven Rowley has hit a home run. What a stunning portrayal of family this is. At equal turns laugh-out-loud funny and searingly poignant, Rowley has created a truly unforgettable story of a son trying to understand his mother. The Editor is one of those exceptional stories that is both a joy to read on every page and also deeply profound. It took my breath away.”
— TAYLOR JENKINS REID, AUTHOR OF DAISY JONES AND THE SIX
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