Please join us for some socialization, book discussions and lots of fun! LYC Book Club meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. except for the month of September. All are Welcome. You are encouraged to read the book selection for the month but you can always join us and listen to what others have to say. It may perk your interest and you’ll read the book.
“The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters” by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger
When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment, her younger sister Lee wept inconsolably. Then Jackie’s thirty-eight page will was read. Lee discovered that substantial cash bequests were left to family members, friends, and employees-but nothing to her. “I have made no provision in this my will for my sister, Lee B. Radziwill, for whom I have great affection because I have already done so during my lifetime,” read Jackie’s final testament. Drawing on the author’s candid interviews with Lee Radziwill “The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters” explores their complicated relationship, placing them at the center of twentieth-century fashion, design, and style.
In life, Jackie and Lee were alike in so many ways. Both women had a keen eye for beauty in fashion, design, painting, music, dance, sculpture, poetry and both were talented artists. Both loved pre-revolutionary Russian culture, and the blinding sunlight, calm seas, and ancient olive groves of Greece. Both loved the siren call of the Atlantic, sharing sweet, early memories of swimming with the rakish father they adored, Jack Vernou Bouvier, at his East Hampton retreat. But Jackie was her father’s favorite, and Lee, her mother’s.