The Editor

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Author(s): Steven Rowley
Original Publish Date: Apr 02, 2019
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.35 hours)
Product Number: Z100142095
Released: Apr 02, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781984839626
Narrator/s: Michael Urie
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Description

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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The Editor
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CD
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Author(s): Steven Rowley
Narrator(s): Michael Urie
Product Number DD42722
Released: Apr 02, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Penguin Group US
ISBN: #9781984839596
eBook
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Author(s): Steven Rowley
Product Number EB00729385
Released: Apr 02, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
ISBN: #9780525537977

Professional reviews

"Michael Urie narrates this novel about author James Smale, whose big break comes when the novel inspired by his dysfunctional family is picked up by Jackie Kennedy Onassis, an editor at a major publishing house. The story moves back and forth between the novel, his actual family's story, and interactions with his famous editor. Urie's performance is inconsistent. He captures the voice of James as narrator and character as the writer swings from uncertainty to fawning and then to confidence in the value of honesty in telling his story. Other voices are less successful. Jackie's distinctive breathy voice comes off in the narration as inconsistent and lacking in personality. Also, the ends of sentences are often lost in inconsistent pacing and enunciation. N.E.M. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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