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Brenda Janowitz

Biography

Brenda Janowitz

Brenda is the author of five novels and the Books Correspondent for PopSugar. Her sixth and latest novel is THE GRACE KELLY DRESS. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Salon, Redbook, USA Today, Bustle, The Forward, the New York Post, Publishers Weekly, Hello Giggles, Writer’s Digest Magazine, WritersDigest.com and xojane

Brenda attended Cornell University and Hofstra Law School, where she was a member of the Law Review. Upon graduation from Hofstra, worked for the law firm Kaye Scholer, LLP, and did a federal clerkship with the Honorable Marilyn Dolan Go, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

Brenda Janowitz

Books by Brenda Janowitz

by Brenda Janowitz - Fiction

Paris, 1958: Rose, a seamstress at a fashionable atelier, has been entrusted with sewing a Grace Kelly look-alike gown for a wealthy bride-to-be. But when, against better judgment, she finds herself falling in love with the bride’s handsome brother, Rose must make an impossible choice. Sixty years later, tech CEO Rachel, who goes by the childhood nickname “Rocky,” has inherited the dress for her upcoming wedding in New York City. But there’s just one problem: Rocky doesn’t want to wear it. A family heirloom dating back to the 1950s, the dress just isn’t her. She knows this admission will break her mother Joan’s heart. But what she doesn’t know is why Joan insists on the dress --- or the heartbreaking secret that changed her mother’s life decades before, as she herself prepared to wear it.

by Brenda Janowitz - Fiction

Hannah Goodman’s mother, Gray, is an award-winning photojournalist with little time for the banalities of child-rearing --- Hannah’s grandmother is the closest thing she has to a traditional matriarch. But Gray is determined that Hannah make her own way in the world, and she does just that when she becomes a successful lawyer in New York City. However, one day the carefully constructed pieces of her life break apart and she discovers that where happiness is concerned, you don’t have to stick to the recipe.