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Louis Bayard, author of JACKIE & ME - an in-person Boswell event

Louis Bayard, author of JACKIE & ME - an in-person Boswell event

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Boswell Book Company

2559 North Downer Avenue

Milwaukee, WI 53211

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Louis Bayard, author of JACKIE & ME - an in-person Boswell event

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Boswell presents an evening with bestselling author Louis Bayard for his latest, Jackie & Me.

In the spring of 1951, debutante Jacqueline Bouvier meets Jack Kennedy at a party in Washington, DC. Young, rebellious, eager to break free from her mother, Jackie is drawn to the elusive young politician. Jack, busy with House duties and campaigning, convinces his best friend and fixer, Lem Billings, to court Jackie on his behalf. Taking place mostly during the spring and summer before Jack and Jackie's wedding, and narrated by an older Lem as he looks back at his own relationship with the Kennedys and his role in this complicated marriage, Jackie & Me is a searching story about a young woman of a certain class with narrow options, two people who loved each other, and two people who realized too late that they devoted their lives to Jack at their own expense.

From the Booklist starred review: ""[Bayard] brings a poignant empathy, persuasive intimacy, and nuanced imagination to his interpretation of a relatively unexamined chapter in Kennedy lore."

Louis Bayard is a New York Times Notable Book author and has been shortlisted for both the Edgar and Dagger awards for his historical thrillers, which include The Pale Blue Eye and Mr. Timothy. His most recent novel was the critically acclaimed Courting Mr. Lincoln.

Click here to purchase your copy of Jackie & Me. Signed copies and personalization available on pre-orders. Please note that signed copies will not be shipped until after the event.

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