Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “The Editor ” by Steven Rowley , G.P.Putnam’s Sons, April 2, 2019
Steven Rowley, Author of “The Editor” has written an entertaining, intriguing, heartwarming, and amusing novel. The Genres for this Novel are Fiction, and Women’s Fiction. The author describes his characters as determined, motivated, complicated and complex. Some are dysfunctional and quirky. The story takes place mostly in New York City. around the 1990’s.
James Smale is a struggling writer and finally has some luck. He is going to meet his new editor about his autobiographical book, which does describe his dysfunctional family. James has a very estranged relationship with his mother. James Smale is absolutely shocked to find that his editor is none other than” Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.”
I loved reading about the friendship that evolved between the former first lady and James. It reminds me of a “normal” mother-son relationship. James is challenged to complete his novel and unravel some frightening and dark secrets in his family.
I appreciate that Steven Rowley describes the difficulties that authors do, and speaks about communication, family, friendship, forgiveness, love and hope. I would recommend this novel to readers who enjoy a delightful novel.