James Smale has been working as a temp in New York City with dreams of publishing his first novel. One day his agent calls to tell him the manuscript has been picked up by Doubleday and he has scheduled a meeting to meet his new editor. James is nervous enough, but when he is ushered into the conference room, he discovers his editor is Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Star-struck and in awe, James fumbles through his first encounter but is charmed by her wit and poise. Jackie loves the book, a thinly disguised retelling of James’ dysfunctional family, especially his relationship with his mother, but feels James needs a more authentic ending. Over the coming months, James has to deal with the fragile relationships with his family as well as his partner Daniel as he works through his issues with Jackie’s guidance. A perfect summer read by the gifted author Steven Rowley.