Book Group: Jackie & Me (CANCELLED!)

Cancelled. Sorry this program has been cancelled. Please look on the calendar for other upcoming book groups!!

 

Alice Moody leads an in-store discussion of the captivating novel, Jackie & Me by a Book Stall favorite, acclaimed author Louis Bayard

 

About the Book: In 1951, former debutante Jacqueline Bouvier is hard at work as the Inquiring Camera Girl for a Washington newspaper. Her mission in life is “not to be a housewife,” but when she meets the charismatic congressman Jack Kennedy at a Georgetown party, her resolution begins to falter. Soon the two are flirting over secret phone calls, cocktails, and dinner dates, and as Jackie is drawn deeper into the Kennedy orbit, and as Jack himself grows increasingly elusive and absent, she begins to question what life at his side would mean. For answers, she turns to his best friend and confidant, Lem Billings, a closeted gay man who has made the Kennedy family his own, and who has been instructed by them to seal the deal with Jack’s new girl. But as he gets to know her, a deep and touching friendship emerges, leaving him with painfully divided alliances and a troubling dilemma: Is this the marriage she deserves?

Narrated by an older Lem as he looks back at his own role in a complicated alliance, this is a courtship story full of longing and of suspense, of what-ifs and possible wrong turns. It is a surprising look at Jackie before she was that Jackie. And in best-selling author Louis Bayard’s witty and deeply empathetic telling, Jackie & Me is a page-turning story of friendship, love, sacrifice, and betrayal— and a fresh take on two iconic American figures.

Event date: 

Monday, November 7, 2022 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
Jackie & Me By Louis Bayard Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781643750354
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Algonquin Books - June 14th, 2022

“ABSOLUTELY IRRESISTIBLE.” —People

In 1951, former debutante Jacqueline Bouvier is hard at work as the Inquiring Camera Girl for a Washington newspaper. Her mission in life is “not to be a housewife,” but when she meets the charismatic congressman Jack Kennedy at a Georgetown party, her resolution begins to falter.