Author Talk & Book Signing with Dawn Tripp

july, 2024

14jul2:00 pm3:30 amFeaturedAuthor Talk & Book Signing with Dawn TrippThe Hickory Stick Bookshop2:00 pm - 3:30 am Hickory Stick Bookshop, 2 Green Hill Road Washington Depot, CT 06793

Event Details

The Hickory Stick Bookshop is delighted to welcome author Dawn Tripp who will be at the store on Sunday July 14th at 2.00 pm to promote her new book “Jackie”. She will be in conversation with Gioia Diliberto and will follow the discussion with a Q&A session and a book signing. This event is free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend this event, you may reserve signed copies of “Jackie” by calling The Hickory Stick Bookshop at (860) 868 0525, or shop our website 24/7 at


In this mesmerizing novel of the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, bestselling author Dawn Tripp has crafted an intimate story of love and power, family and tragedy, loss, and reinvention.

”Jackie” is the story of a woman who forged a legacy out of grief and shaped history even as she was living it—a deeply private person with a nuanced, formidable intellect. It is the story of a love affair, a complicated marriage, and the fracturing of identity that comes in the wake of unthinkable violence. When Jackie meets the charismatic congressman Jack Kennedy in Georgetown, she is twenty-one and dreaming of France. She has won an internship at Vogue, and she thinks Kennedy is not her kind of adventure: “Too American. Too good-looking. Too boy.” Yet she is drawn to his mind, his humor, and his drive. The chemistry between them ignites. During the White House years, the love between two independent people deepens. Then, a motorcade in Dallas: “Three and a half seconds—that’s all it was—a slivered instant between the first shot, which missed the car, and the second, which did not. . . .A hypnotic burst of sunlight off her bracelet as she waved.”

This spellbinding novel is a window into the world of a woman who led many different lives: Jackie, Jacks, Jacqueline, Miss Bouvier, Mrs. Kennedy, Mrs. Onassis, Jackie O. It is at once a deeply human story and a captivating work of imagination that comes right up against what she was thinking and feeling, what she was afraid of, fought for, and believed in.


Dawn Tripp’s novel Georgia was a national bestseller, finalist for the New England Book Award, and winner of the Mary Lynn Kotz Award for Art in Literature. She is also the author of three previous novels: Game of Secrets, Moon Tide, and The Season of Open Water, which won the Massachusetts Book Award for Fiction.
Instagram: @dawn.tripp

Author photograph – Ivan Tripp ©


“The reason we read historical fiction is because sometimes the facts just aren’t enough. A brilliant, beautiful book like Dawn Tripp’s Jackie touches the soul in ways conventional biographies can’t. I devoured this novel and felt the power of history and a remarkable woman.”
—Chris Bohjalian, New York Times bestselling author

“In Jackie, Dawn Tripp turns an icon into a woman, imagining the rich inner life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The marriage between Jackie and Jack has been scrutinized endlessly but here we see it in all its glorious honesty through the clear eyes of a woman in love, almost in spite of herself. Readers will devour this richly-detailed novel about the heart and soul of the most famous woman of the twentieth century.”
—Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of California Golden

“With a fitting sense of elegance and poignancy, Tripp’s expert and insightful fictionalization of Jackie’s life manages an authenticity equal to any biography, making it a requisite addition to the Jackie canon.”
—Booklist (starred review)


(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 3:30 am


Hickory Stick Bookshop

2 Green Hill Road Washington Depot, CT 06793