Steven Rowley’s novel, The Editor (Putnam) opens in New York City circa 1992 as James Smale finally gets his big break when his novel sells to an editor at a major publishing house. James develops an unexpected friendship with the editor--none other than Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (who actually did work as an editor at Viking and Doubleday)--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.
"While diving deep into questions of identity, loyalty, and absolution within the bonds of family, Rowley, author of the beloved Lily and the Octopus, soars to satisfying heights in this deeply sensitive depiction of the symbiotic relationships at the heart of every good professional, and personal, partnership."-- Booklist.