Captivating...Mah channels Kennedy and brings postwar Paris to life with exquisite detail and insight. People In Jacqueline in Paris, Ann Mah brilliantly imagines what life was like in 1949 for a college student named Jacqueline Bouvier as she embarked on her junior year abroad. The alluring descriptions of postwar Paris (the food, the scenery) will make you want to hop on a plane, and the compelling storyline, set amid the rise of the Communist movement in France, is made even more thrilling by the fact that we know where this particular woman is headed. Real Simple "In beautiful prose with loving attention to detail Mah expertly evokes Jacqueline Bouviers heady year abroad, one that she later considered the happiest of her life." Toronto Star Delightful...Mah smoothly walks the line between biography and fiction. Fans of the former first lady and Paris should be beguiled. Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Mah (The Lost Vintage) imagines the education of Jacqueline Bouvier in 1949 Paris in this sumptuous outing. Mah brings insight and vivid details to young Jacqueline Bouviers adventurous spirit. Historical fiction fans will be drawn like moths to a flame. Publishers Weekly "Mahs exemplary mix of literary and journalistic skills pays off in this extensively researched novel about the woman who became Americas most iconic and enigmatic first lady. Booklist Vibrant and sensitive. This is the Jackie Kennedy origin story weve all been waiting for. Allison Larkin, author of The People We Keep "Jacqueline in Paris is a triumph of storytelling: breathless, sensual, rigorously researched, and with twists that will leave readers thirsting for more. Like the city that serves as its setting, the novel immerses the reader in an environment both intimately familiar and utterly new. A brilliant novel more than worthy of its intriguing subject." Bruce Holsinger, USA Today-bestselling author of The Gifted School and The Displacements Before she became the First Lady, Jacqueline Bouvier had the hopes and dreams of all of us in our youth. In this enchanting, engrossing tale of her time in Paris, we discover the young woman whose ambitions propel her to the City of Light, seduced by jazz and haunted by the recent Occupation. Romance collides with newfound maturity as Jackie paves the path to her later global fame. Ann Mahs sensitive portrayal of a woman on the cusp of inevitable change is vivid and unputdownable. C.W. Gortner, author of Mademoiselle Chanel "It is 1949. A young Jacqueline Bouvier has a year to find herself while studying abroad, and in Mah's talented hands, readers find themselves captivated. Jacqueline in Paris beautifully captures the soul of a city as well as the spirit of a remarkable woman." Steven Rowley, bestselling author of The Editor and The Guncle "Before there was Camelot, there was a Vassar student in Paris. Ann Mah's Jacqueline in Paris paints a beautiful, richly textured portrait of both a woman and an era. Some novels are windows into a life, letting you peer through a glass; Jacqueline in Paris is an open door, inviting you to walk along with Jacqueline as she explores France, filtering myth from reality, and discerning the true strengths of both her adopted country and her own character. This book is the very best of biographical fiction!" Lauren Willig, New York Times bestselling author of Band of Sisters Jacqueline in Paris beautifully evokes postwar Paris. The details are exquisite, and Mahs writing shines in its close attention to place and sensory details. In bringing Jacqueline Bouviers transformative Paris interlude to the page, Mah offers readers a lovely, immersive visit to a vanished city. BookPage In this coming-of-age novel, Ann Mah imagines what life was like for Bouvier prior to her time in the
Ann Mah is an American food and travel writer. She is the author of the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller The Lost Vintage, as well as three other books. She contributes regularly to the New York Times Travel section, and her articles have appeared in the Washington Post, Cond Nast Traveler, The Best American Travel Writing, The New York Times Footsteps, Washingtonian magazine, Vogue.com, BonAppetit.com, Food52.com, TheKitchn.com, and other publications.