Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Teaser Tuesday: The Red Leather Diary by Lily Koppel

TEASER TUESDAYS : Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading ~ I always look forward to reading everyone's teasers!

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).]




From Amazon:
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.

~ Wendi

21 Comments:

Kaye said...

oh it sounds great. I need to put this one on the wishlist. Enjoy it! I'm looking forward to see what you think of it.

My teaser is here

Emily said...

wow that sounds great!!!

Donna said...

Hey Wendi.

Thanks for stopping by and this teaser looks great. I'll have to look into getting it. Just what I need another book to read. LOL

NotNessie said...

Sounds like an interesting one...

Carrie K. said...

I've had this one on my wish list for a while - it sounds very good!

kaye said...

sounds like a good book, thanks for stopping by

CherryBlossomMJ said...

Sounds interesting... hmm... Oh and thanks for commenting-by.

avisannschild said...

Ooh, I so want to read this book! Thanks for the teaser. I hope you enjoy it!

thewordjar said...

Two of my favorite things--glamorous New York and diaries! This book sounds like a fascinating read. (And thanks for checking out my teaser!)

S. Krishna said...

Great teaser. I've got this book on my shelf and definitely want to read it.

drey said...

Thanks for the teaser, it sounds like it'd be a good read!

Nise' said...

Can't wait for your thoughts after this teaser.

Jo-Jo said...

Great teaser Wendi, I can't wait to see your review of this one.

Scobberlotcher said...

This sounds right up my alley! :)

The Bumbles said...

Now THOSE are 2 great sentences! Quite the opposite of my 2 long rambling teasers today. Brevity - always my goal - one seldom reached.

Kerri said...

I've been looking at this book on a few blogs now and have heard great things about it. I'll have to pick it up!

Wanda said...

I tried to win this book awhile ago ... definitely one I hope to read at some point. Thanks for the teasers Wendi and thanks for visiting mine. :)

Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books said...

I enjoyed THE RED LEATHER DIARY. What an amazing find, a diary 50 years after it was written. Then to be able to track down and connect with the author. Honestly, a dream for me!

kalea_kane said...

It really does sound wonderful. I am really hoping to get my hands on this. :) Have a wonderful day!

Robin of My Two Blessings said...

Sound's intriguing, will have to put it on my wish list. The Friday first thing sounds like a good idea.

Thanks for dropping by.

Blodeuedd said...

I have seen it around and it's looking good :)

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