The Book Cellar
The Book Cellar is very excited to welcome Steven Rowley as he reads from and discusses his new book, The Editor!
About Steven Rowley:
Steven Rowley is the bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus, which has been translated into nineteen languages. He has worked as a freelance writer, newspaper columnist, and screenwriter. Originally from Portland, Maine,Rowley is a graduate of Emerson College. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
About The Editor:
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. 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. By turns heartrending and hilarious, THE EDITOR is a testament to Rowley’s utterly original storytelling. Subtly layered with affectionate and thoroughly-researched detail about a beloved historical figure, it spotlights one of the least explored periods of the former First Lady’s life as it weaves a beautiful, moving tale about the importance of reconciliation.