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The Red Leather Diary : Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal
by Lily Koppel and Florence Howitt


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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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780061256783
  • ISBN-10: 0061256781
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • Publish Date: February 2009
  • Page Count: 321
  • Dimensions: 8.01 x 5.32 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.57 pounds

Series: P.S.

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