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Jackie and Maria: A Novel of Jackie Kennedy & Maria Callas

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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
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Paperback, 480 pages
Expected publication: July 22nd 2020 by William Morrow
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Louise Beech
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Gill Paul is a always meticulous in her historical research for novels, and always brings the characters so vividly to life. And this book is no exception. It's an era I LOVE - the 1950s and 1960s, much of it in the US, and my heroine Marilyn gets a little walk on part too. And this is about two HUGE stars of that era, two women I knew little about until now, Jackie Kennedy and Maria Callas. This novel is simply stunning. I lived and breathed it for days, looking forward to being transported to ...more
Michelle (Champ)
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
From the very first chapter, I was hooked. I was invested to find out how these two ladies existences intertwined because while I knew about Jackie, I had just briefly heard of Maria Callas.

This book features intimate scenes between the two couples, scenes where you could just imagine that these conversations really took place. While reading the chapters, there were times when I hated Jack Kennedy for his treatment of Jackie and Ari for his lack of loyalty to Maria, then I had moments where I
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Meredith
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fans of Paula McLain's The Paris Wife will love this portrayal of Maria Collas. When I stumbled upon this book I was drawn to the lure of learning more about Jackie as a widow. I was pleasantly surprised to the unexpected draw of Maria Collas' amazing career and unimaginable strength. While both Jackie and Maria are heroines there is a deeply dysfunctional path each takes. There is an almost soap opera script to this twisted connection in which Aristotle Onassis is responsible for. A man of ...more
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Gill Paul writes historical fiction, including The Lost Daughter (set in Stalinist Russia and Sydney), Another Woman's Husband (about Wallis Simpson and Princess Diana), The Secret Wife (about the Romanovs), No Place for a Lady (set during the Crimean War), Women and Children First (set on the Titanic) and The Affair (set in 1960s Rome during the making of the Burton-Taylor Cleopatra film).

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