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Touched by the Sun
My Friendship with Jackie
By (author): Carly Simon
9780374277727 Hardcover English General Trade BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Music Oct 22, 2019 Print Run: 150000
$36.50 CAD
Active 5.75 x 8.5 x 0.9 in | 380 gr 256 pages 2 Black-and-White Photographs Farrar Straus & Giroux Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The instantNew York Timesbestseller | Named one of the ten best books of 2019 byPeople magazine

A chance encounter at a summer party on Martha’s Vineyard blossomed into an improbable but enduring friendship.


Carly Simon and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis made an unlikely pair—Carly, a free and artistic spirit still reeling from her recent divorce, searching for meaning, new love, and an anchor; and Jackie, one of the most celebrated, meticulous, unknowable women in American history.

Nonetheless, over the next decade their lives merged in inextricable and complex ways, and they forged a connection deeper than either could ever have foreseen. The time they spent together—lingering lunches and creative collaborations, nights out on the town and movie dates—brought a welcome lightness and comfort to their days, but their conversations often veered into more profound territory as they helped each other navigate the shifting waters of life lived, publicly, in the wake ofgreat love and great loss.

An intimate, vulnerable, and insightful portrait of the bond that grew between two iconic and starkly different American women, Carly Simon’sTouched by the Sunis a chronicle, in loving detail, of the late friendship she and Jackie shared. It is a meditation on the ways someone can unexpectedly enter our lives and change its course, as well as a celebration of kinship in all its many forms.

"InTouched by the Sun, Simon reveals an easy-going, playful side of [Jackie] that most people never saw — sneaking a smoke during intermission at the opera, frolicking in the ocean off the Vineyard . . . The woman who would later edit several of Simon’s children’s books was 'just fun to be around.'"—Juliet Pennington,The Boston Globe

Carly Simonis a songwriter and singer of songs. Her children are Ben Taylor and Sally Taylor Bragonier. She has one grandchild: Bodhi Taylor Bragonier. She lives on Martha's Vineyard and is the author ofBoys in the Trees.

"Simon's book is full of . . . glimpses of the late Mrs. Onassis you wouldn't get anywhere else."—Will Pavia,The Times(London)

"A chronicle of a close friendship that might seem unlikely on the surface . . . A behind-the-scenes glimpse at parties where the famous mingle with the famous."Kirkus

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