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The Audrey Hepburn Estate: Virtual Author Event with Brenda Janowitz
April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CT United States
Join our celebration of National Library Week as we host Brenda Janowitz for a virtual author event to celebrate the release of her new book, The Audrey Hepburn Estate.
“In The Audrey Hepburn Estate, Brenda Janowitz pens a tale about Emma, a woman who returns to the mansion where she was raised to face both a dark mystery from the past and a love she left behind. Janowitz adeptly crafts a tale that is sentimental yet enigmatic and readers will find themselves engrossed by this absolute treat of a book.” —PAM JENOFF, New York Times bestselling author of Code Name Sapphire
About this book: When Emma Jansen discovers that the grand Long Island estate where she grew up is set to be demolished, she can’t help but return for one last visit. After all, it was a place filled with firsts: learning to ride a bike, sneaking a glass of champagne, falling in love.
But once Emma arrives at the storied mansion, she can’t ignore the more complicated memories. Because that’s not exactly where Emma grew up. Her mother and father worked for the family that owned the estate, and they lived over the garage like Audrey Hepburn’s character in the film Sabrina. Emma never felt fully accepted, except by the family’s grandson, Henry—a former love—and by the driver’s son, Leo—her best friend.
As plans for the property are put into motion and the three are together for the first time in over a decade, Emma finds herself caught between two worlds and two loves. And when the house reveals a shattering secret about her own family, she’ll have to decide what kind of life she really wants for herself now and who she wants to be in it.
Brenda Janowitz is the author of seven novels, including The Grace Kelly Dress. She is the former books correspondent for PopSugar, and her work has also appeared in the New York Times, Real Simple, the Washington Post, and the New York Post, among others. She is a graduate of Cornell University and Hofstra School of Law and lives in New York with her husband and two sons. Find her on Instagram, @brendajanowitzwriter, and on Twitter, @brendajanowitz.
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