Jackie: A Novel by Dawn Tripp ISBN:9780733652387

Jackie: A Novel by Dawn Tripp

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‘Take the incisive brilliance of Curtis Sittenfeld and add to it exquisite prose in the vein of Maggie O’Farrell and you have the novel Jackie. A truly astonishing achievement: to breathe new life into a woman everyone thinks they already know’ NATASHA LESTER

The intimate life story of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, one of the world’s most iconic women, told from the point of view of Jackie herself. If you loved Curtis Sittenfeld’s American Wife and Rodham, you will devour Jackie

When Jackie meets charismatic congressman Jack Kennedy, she is twenty-one and dreaming of a life in Paris. She has won an internship at Vogue and thinks Kennedy is “Too American. Too good-looking”. Yet, she is drawn to his mind, his humour, his drive and the chemistry between them is undeniable. Soon she’s Kennedy’s lady – and then America’s.

We know what happens next: one shot, which missed the car, and a second, which did not.

We are with Jackie through her years of mourning, the rise and death of Bobby Kennedy, her marriage to businessman Aristotle Onassis, her career as an editor at Doubleday and her friendships with remarkable people.

Jackie is the story of a woman who forged a legacy out of grief and shaped history. It is the story of a love affair and a complicated marriage. It is at once a deeply human work of imagination that captures what she was thinking and feeling, what she was afraid of, fought for, and believed in. This is Jackie.

‘Dawn Tripp turns an icon into a woman, imagining the rich inner life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Readers will devour this richly detailed novel about the heart and soul of the most famous woman of the twentieth century’ MELANIE BENJAMIN

Hypnotic, intelligent, deeply felt. This will stay with me’ THERESE ANNE FOWLER

‘Society Bride. Mother. Fashion Plate. First Lady. Saint. Curse . . . I relished each page of this gorgeous, poetic, and piercing journey into the depths of an iconic woman’s heart, mind, and soul’ ALLISON PATAKI

A glimpse into the heart and soul of a thoughtful, brilliant woman who reluctantly stepped into the spotlight and was dogged by tragedy before ultimately coming into her own. From its gripping opening scene to the final page, I was entranced by the prose and barely holding back tears. Electrifying’ FIONA DAVIS

‘A brilliant, beautiful book . . . I devoured this novel, and felt the power of history and a remarkable woman’ CHRIS BOHJALIAN

About the Author: Dawn Tripp is the author of four novels including the critically acclaimed bestseller Georgia, about the life of American master painter Georgia O’Keeffe, which was a finalist for the New England Book Award and winner of the Mary Lynn Kotz Award for Art in Literature. Dawn’s poetry, essays and short stories have appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review, AGNI, Conjunctions, Gay Magazine and NPR. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and lives in Massachusetts with her family. Jackie is her fifth novel.

26 Jun 2024

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Paperback / softback


Historical fiction

Readership Level

General (US: Trade)



Publication Date

26 Jun 2024

Jackie: A Novel by Dawn Tripp ISBN 9780733652387

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