The Red Leather Diary: Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal

Harper Collins
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The Red Leather Diary: Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal

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The Red Leather Diary: Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal:

  • The red leather diary languished inside a steamer trunk. Rescued from a Dumpster on Manhattan's Upper West Side, it found its way to Lily Koppel, a young writer, who opened its tarnished brass lock and journeyed into an enthralling past.
  • Paperback
  • 352 pages

Measurements: 5¼" x 8"

Care: Wipe with a dry cloth

Published: January 20, 2009

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For more than half a century, the red leather diary languished inside a steamer trunk. Rescued from a Dumpster on Manhattan's Upper West Side, it found its way to Lily Koppel, a young writer, who opened its tarnished brass lock and journeyed into an enthralling past. The diary painted a breathtaking portrait of a bygone New York—of glamorous nights at El Morocco and elegant teas at Schrafft's during the 1920s and '30s—and of the headstrong, endearing teenager who filled its pages with her hopes, heartaches, and vivid recollections. Intrigued, Koppel followed her only clue, a frontispiece inscription, to its now ninety-year-old owner, Florence Wolfson, and was enchanted as Florence, reunited with her diary, rediscovered a lost younger self burning with artistic fervor. Joining intimate interviews with original diary entries, The Red Leather Diary re-creates the romance and promise of a remarkable era and brings to life the true story of a daring, precocious young dreamer.

Brand: Harper Collins

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