The Audrey Hepburn estate : a novel / Brenda Janowitz.
Book | Graydon House | 2023
4 holds on first copy returned of 18 copies
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332 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes reader's guide.
Includes bibliographical references.
In a novel inspired by Audrey Hepburn's classic film Sabrina, a caterer returns to the grand Long Island estate--now set for demolition--where she grew up as the daughter of the house manager, and where a rekindled love triangle reveals bittersweet truths about her upbringing and a shattering secret about her family.
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.