Author at the Library, Author Talks, Online: Author Talk with Natalie Jenner

Date and Time
Thursday, May 30, 2024, 3 - 4 PM
End times are approximate. Events may end early or late.


Online via Google Meet
Event Details

This event will take place over Google Meet. Join Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library in a discussion with author Natalie Jenner, bestselling author of The Jane Austen Society" and Bloomsbury Girls, as she talks about her latest book, Every Time We Say Goodbye!

Book Description:

In 1955, Vivien Lowry is facing the greatest challenge of her life. Her latest play, the only female-authored play on the London stage that season, has opened in the West End to rapturous applause from the audience. The reviewers, however, are not as impressed as the playgoers and their savage notices not only shut down the play but ruin Lowry's last chance for a dramatic career. With her future in London not looking bright, at the suggestion of her friend, Peggy Guggenheim, Vivien takes a job in as a script doctor on a major film shooting in Rome’s Cinecitta Studios . There she finds a vibrant movie making scene filled with rising stars, acclaimed directors, and famous actors in a country that is torn between its past and its potentially bright future, between the liberation of the post-war cinema and the restrictions of the Catholic Church that permeates the very soul of Italy.

As Vivien tries to forge a new future for herself, she also must face the long-buried truth of the recent World War and the mystery of what really happened to her deceased fiancé. Every Time We Say Goodbye is a brilliant exploration of trauma and tragedy, hope and renewal, filled with dazzling characters both real and imaginary, from the incomparable author who charmed the world with her novels The Jane Austen Society and Bloomsbury Girls.

While it's not necessary for participation, feel free to get Natalie Jenner's books with your Library Card!


Author Bio

Natalie JennerNatalie Jenner is the author of The Jane Austen Society, which is being translated into twenty different languages worldwide, and the upcoming Bloomsbury Girls, which releases on May 17, 2022. The Jane Austen Society was a USA Today and LA Times bestseller, an Indie Next and LibraryReads selection, and was named one of Goodreads and Amazon's Best Books of 2020. Prior to her late-in-life career as a novelist, Natalie worked as a corporate lawyer, a career coach, and most recently an independent bookstore owner in Oakville, Ontario, where she lives with her family and two rescue dogs.

Assistive Listening and ASL
ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing