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Download The Red Leather Diary: Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,814 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lily Koppel Narrator: Johanna Parker Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 90-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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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Angie | 2/13/2014

    " I liked this book but didn't love it. I thought there would be more from the diary. Most of the story was just that.. a story. The entries from the diary are just one sentence... not a whole entry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lori | 2/8/2014

    " This was a decent book, I usually read dark memoirs, this was a healthy change of pace. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Alex | 2/1/2014

    " Amazingly the author took a great gift of a story idea that fell right into her lap and turned it into a fairly terrible read. Some good parts, but not worth reading the whole book for. She should have just let the woman that actually wrote the diary in the first place write the book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Amanda | 1/27/2014

    " Terrible book. Only got through half of it. It's the true story of a spoiled rich girl growing up in Manhattan during the Great Depression. Could not feel for this character and her extravagant life when the majority of the country at that time was waiting in bread lines. "

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