The Editor by Steven Rowley

The Editor

Steven Rowley

fiction contemporary emotional lighthearted medium-paced

308 pages | first published 2019


After years of struggling as a writer in 1990s New York City, James Smale finally gets his big break when his novel sells to an editor at a major publishing house: Jackie Kennedy. Jackie, or Mrs. Onassis as she's known in the office, has fallen in...
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reflective 76%
emotional 70%
funny 52%
hopeful 41%
lighthearted 41%
sad 17%
informative 5%
inspiring 5%


medium 77%
slow 22%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 69% | A mix: 23% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 7%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 14%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 46% | Yes: 46% | It's complicated: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

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