Author Michelle Gable

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Please join us on Sunday, June 9 at 2 pm to hear New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Michelle Gable talk about her latest novel, The Summer I Met Jack (in paperback -- we have copies). After her talk, Michelle will be happy to sign copies of her book.

Michelle is the author of The Book of SummerI’ll See You in Paris and the New York Times and USA Today bestselling A Paris Apartment.

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Michelle Gable imagines the affair between JFK and Alicia Corning Clark – and the child they may have had together. 

Based on a real story – in 1950, a young, beautiful Polish refugee arrives in Hyannisport, Massachusetts to work as a maid for one of the wealthiest families in America. Alicia is at once dazzled by the large and charismatic family, in particular the oldest son, a rising politician named Jack.

Alicia and Jack are soon engaged, but his domineering father forbids the marriage. And so, Alicia trades Hyannisport for Hollywood, and eventually Rome. She dates famous actors and athletes and royalty, including Gary Cooper, Kirk Douglas, and Katharine Hepburn, all the while staying close with Jack. A decade after they meet, on the eve of Jack’s inauguration as the thirty-fifth President of the United States, the two must confront what they mean to each other.

The Summer I Met Jack by Michelle Gable is based on the fascinating real life of Alicia Corning Clark, a woman who J. Edgar Hoover insisted was paid by the Kennedys to keep quiet, not only about her romance with Jack Kennedy, but also a baby they may have had together.


Michelle Gable grew up in sunny San Diego and attended The College of William & Mary, majoring in accounting. She had a 20-year career in finance until 2016, when she left to pursue writing full-time. She lives in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California with her husband, two daughters, a lazy cat, a recently adopted Thai street dog, and a very feisty bunny.

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103 W. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
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ISBN: 9781250103253
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 21st, 2019

"[The Summer I Met Jack] offers an alternate Kennedy family history that will leave readers wondering whether America knew the real JFK at all." --Kirkus Reviews

A New York Times bestselling author imagines the affair between John F. Kennedy and Alicia Corning Clark--and the child they may have had.