My 2 “Teaser” Sentences for today:
A magnificent day - I still can't get over the beauty of New York - at dusk.
Everywhere she looked there was a scene ripe with artistic possibility.
~ p. 47, “The Red Leather Dairy" by Lily Koppel
[I haven't started this book yet, but was so excited when it arrived!! I decided to get a sneak peek with this teaser. From what I've seen, the book is a memoir, written with a combination of diary entries (the first sentence of the teaser) and the authors explanations based on interviews and research (the second sentence).]
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.