Jackie by Josie

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G.K. Hall & Company, 1997 - Fiction - 503 pages
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Josie Trask is a thirtyish graduate student whose husband is the pet of their American Civilization Department and whose three-year-old son is the apple of her eye. But Josie has two pressing problems. One, she's utterly bored by her unfinished dissertation on an obscure nineteenth-century poetess. Two, her husband Peter, whose career is zooming ahead, seems to be spending an awful lot of time with their fellow student and "friend" Monica. So when a celebrity biographer (think Kitty Kelley meets Nigel Hamilton) calls with an offer - namely, Mrs. Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis has just died and the publisher needs a researcher fast - Josie decides to give it a whirl. What follows are Josie's hilarious adventures as she deals with the age-old dilemmas of love, marriage, and parenthood, and as she discovers some unexpected parallels between her life and that of our most enduring icon - none other than the queen of Camelot.

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Review: Jackie By Josie: A Novel

User Review  - Dee - Goodreads

This was a good book with a nice gentle story about a woman who is insecure about her husband's feelings for her. Her research about Jackie O. finds many parallels to her own situation. Read full review

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User Review  - Diana - Goodreads

We can't all fall in love with a guy who foots the bill for our shopping habit while we lunch in a high glam, low paying pr job. So I say three cheers for Josie, a practical chick lit heroine who ... Read full review


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About the author (1997)

Caroline Preston is the author of three previous novels, Jackie by Josie (a New York Times Notable Book), Lucy Crocker 2.0, and Gatsby's Girl. She has collected antique scrapbooks since she was in high school, and has worked as an archivist at the Peabody/Essex Museum and Harvard University. She and her husband, the writer Christopher Tilghman, live in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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