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

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

By: Lily Koppel (author)Paperback

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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.

About Author

Lily Koppel writes for the New York Times and other publications. She lives in New York City.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780061256783
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780061256783
  • weight: 272
  • ISBN10: 0061256781

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