Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Lily Koppel Presents The Red Leather Diary at Brooks Memorial Library

It was a good turnout on a beautiful summer's eve tonight at the library to hear. Lily Koppel, author of The Red Leather Diary: Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal, read exquisitely from her work. Lily tells the story of the discovery of a red leather diary written by a 15 year old Florence Wolfson in 1929. 2,000 entries and five years later the diary ends but within its crumbling pages Koppel discovers the vivid and dynamic life of a young woman growing up in Manhattan in the 1930s.

When Koppel, a young journalist, left her New York City apartment one morning in 2003, she had no idea that the contents of a dumpster outside her building would change the course of her life and that of 90-year old Florence Wolfson.

Read more of this incredible serendipitous discovery at her web site. Or join her Facebook group.

If you missed Lily tonight you can catch her at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, VT. on Wednesday, August 6, at 7 pm. Or, see her at one of the many public appearances.

Reserve the book at Brooks Memorial Library by clicking here.

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