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Steven Rowley presents THE EDITOR

We are thrilled to welcome Steven Rowley, author of Unabridged favorite Lily and the Octopus, back to the shop to read from and discuss his new novel, The Editor! A Q & A and book signing will follow the program.

About the book:

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 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.

About the author:

Steven Rowley is the bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus and The Editor. His work has been published in nineteen languages. He has worked as a freelance writer, newspaper columnist and screenwriter. Originally from Portland, Maine, he is a graduate of Emerson College. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

The Editor Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525537960
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 2nd, 2019

Event date: 

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Unabridged Books, Inc.
Chicago, IL 60657
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