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Carly Simon Book Signing- TOUCHED BY THE SUN: MY FRIENDSHIP WITH JACKIE at Harvard Book Store

October 26, 2019 | 4:00 pm


Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning musician and writer CARLY SIMON for a signing of her latest book, Touched by the Sun: My Friendship with Jackie.

Please Note

  • This is a book signing event only. See the event’s signing guidelines below.
  • Each ticket includes 1 copy of Touched by the Sun and admission to the signing line for 2 people.

Tickets and Book Pickup

  • Tickets are required to join the signing line. Each ticket includes one (1) copy of Touched by the Sun.
  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable.
  • Additional copies of Touched by the Sun will be available for purchase.
  • Books included with ticket purchase can be picked up the afternoon of the signing, but not before.


  • The signing will begin at 4:00pm on Saturday, October 26, 2019.
  • Doors will open to the signing line shortly before 4. Until then the line will form outside the store, down Plympton Street (towards Mount Auburn Street).
  • Ticket holders will receive their books when checking in on the afternoon of the event.

Signing Line Guidelines

  • This is a book signing only—no memorabilia.
  • Due to limited time, no personalizations or posed photos.

About Touched by the Sun

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 of great 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’s Touched by the Sun is 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.


Ticket price includes book.


October 26, 2019
4:00 pm
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Harvard Book Store


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Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Did You Know?

Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.