Memoir set mainly in Verona
The #TFBookClub reads ‘The Second Marriage’ set in USA and Europe
20th August 2020
#TFBookClub September/October – ‘The Second Marriage’ set in USA and Europe – Washington DC, New York City, Paris and the Greek islands
Our latest #TFBookClub outing takes us to WASHINGTON DC, NEW YORK CITY, PARIS and THE GREEK ISLANDS for a riveting piece of historical fiction, with The Second Marriage (Jackie and Maria in the US) by Gill Paul.
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 yes…to 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.
Apply for a copy to read along:
If you would like to apply for a copy to read along with us during September and early October 2020, just leave a COMMENT below and tell us whether you prefer PAPER or Digital – by midnight 31st August 2020. (Paper copies UK ONLY). The first names out of the hat on Tuesday 1st September 2020 will be sent copies of the book.
It might still be challenging for the publisher to send out print copies of the book, so please also be open to reading a digital copy instead.
After that we can all start turning the pages and share our thoughts over the subsequent weeks.
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We will be in touch if you are one of our lucky readers, and hopefully you’ll receive your copy of the book early in September. Don’t forget, applications close midnight, 31st August 2020!
Andrew and Tina for the TripFiction team
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