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Jackie and maria [electronic resource] : A novel of jackie kennedy & maria callas. Gill Paul.

Paul, Gill. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780062952509 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource

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From the #1 bestselling author of The Secret Wife comes a story of love, passion, and tragedy as the lives of Jackie Kennedy and Maria Callas are intertwined—and they become the ultimate rivals, in love with the same man. The President's Wife; a Glamorous Superstar; the rivalry that shook the world... Jackie Kennedy was beautiful, sophisticated, and contemplating leaving her ambitious young senator husband. Life in the public eye with an overly ambitious—and unfaithful—man who could hardly be coaxed to return from a vacation after the birth of a stillborn child was breaking her spirit. So when she's offered a holiday on the luxurious yacht owned by billionaire Ari Onassis, she says a meeting that will ultimately change her life. Maria Callas is at the height of her operatic career and widely considered to be the finest soprano in the world. And then she's introduced to Aristotle Onassis, the world's richest man and her fellow Greek. Stuck in a childless, sexless marriage, and with pressures on all sides from opera house managers and a hostile press, she finds her life being turned upside down by this hyper-intelligent and impeccably charming man... Little by little, Maria's and Jackie's lives begin to overlap, and they come closer and closer until everything they know about the world changes on a dime.
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Electronic reproduction. New York : William Morrow Paperbacks, 2020. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1053 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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  • Library Journal Reviews : LJ Reviews 2020 May

    This historical fiction novel explores the parallel lives of two women associated with Greek tycoon Aristotle Onassis. Alternating between the voices of former first lady Jackie Kennedy and iconic soprano Maria Callas, the story covers the period of 1957 to 1977. Readers accompany Maria through a tempestuous yet passionate nine-year love affair with Onassis and witness Jackie's private relationship with John F. Kennedy before and during his presidency. Later, the complicated love triangle among Maria, Onassis, and Jackie is uncovered. This novel is an addictive pleasure, offering readers a front-row seat to an infamous rivalry and the opportunity to hobnob vicariously with the rich and famous. VERDICT Fans of historical fiction, those obsessed with the Camelot years, or readers who simply delight in a good story should reserve a copy. Despite taking some literary liberties, Paul (The Lost Daughter) presents a mostly accurate portrayal of real events through the fictional voices of Jackie and Maria. The captivating narrative paired with supplemental reading group questions paves the way for an instant book club favorite.—Mary Todd Chesnut, Northern Kentucky Univ. Lib., Highland Heights

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