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The Golden Willow: The Story of a Lifetime of Love

The Golden Willow: The Story of a Lifetime of Love

  • Title: The Golden Willow: The Story of a Lifetime of Love
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  • ISBN : 9780345511027
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 208 pages


Harry Bernstein started chronicling his life at the age of ninety four, after the death of his beloved wife, Ruby In his first book, The Invisible Wall, he told a haunting story of forbidden love in World War I era England Then Bernstein wrote The Dream, the touching tale of his family s immigrant experience in Depression era Chicago and New York Now Bernstein completes Harry Bernstein started chronicling his life at the age of ninety four, after the death of his beloved wife, Ruby In his first book, The Invisible Wall, he told a haunting story of forbidden love in World War I era England Then Bernstein wrote The Dream, the touching tale of his family s immigrant experience in Depression era Chicago and New York Now Bernstein completes the saga with The Golden Willow, a heart lifting memoir of his life with Ruby, a romance that lasted nearly seventy years.They met at a dance at New York s legendary Webster Hall, fell instantly and madly in love, and embarked on a rich and rewarding life together From their first tiny rented room on the Upper West Side to their years in Greenwich Village, immersed in the art scene, surrounded by dancers, musicians, and writers, to their life in the newly burgeoning suburbs, Harry and Ruby pursued the American dream with gusto, much as Harry s late mother would have wanted.Together, through a depression, a world war, and the McCarthy era, through job losses and race riots and the joyous births of their two children, Harry and Ruby weathered much and shared an incredible love But then the inevitable happened One of them had to go first When Ruby was ninety one, she contracted leukemia and died Alone for the first time in his life, Harry felt the loss acutely and terribly, and for a long while, despite continued good health, he was uncertain about whether he could go on without Ruby It was then that he turned to the past for solace and ended up fulfilling a lifelong dream of becoming a published author.Delightful and hopeful, tender and moving, The Golden Willow is Harry s tribute to his beloved Ruby, to their long, happy life together, to the impact her parting had on his heart and his soul, and to the surprises and unexpected pleasures that continue to await him


Author Harry Bernstein

Harry Louis Bernstein was a British born American writer whose first published book, The Invisible Wall A Love Story That Broke Barriers, dealt with his abusive, alcoholic father, the anti Semitism he encountered growing up in a Lancashire mill town Stockport now part of Greater Manchester in northwest England, and the Romeo and Juliet like romance experienced by his sister and her Christian




The Golden Willow: The Story of a Lifetime of Love Reviews (31)

  • I really enjoyed all three memoirs The Invisible Wall The Dream preceded this one , but I found this one to be redundant with things that were covered in the other books I also noticed redundancy of material within the book Yet, it was great to read how the final portion of his life played out I fel [..]

  • Pochi giorni fa ho letto il terzo libro di Harry Bernstein Ve li consiglio tutti Il terzo la sua biografia scritta da anziano , racconta del profondo a per la moglie e di come a pi di 90 anni sia diventato scrittore Soprattutto il libro una profonda, meravigliosa lettera d a alla moglie, si legge tr [..]

  • R.I.P Harry Thanks for your books. [..]

  • Questo terzo libro di Harry Bernstein mi ha emozionata e commossa , perch c un vecchio Harry talmente debole e bisognoso di aiuto altrui che mi ha riportata a rivedere il piccolo Harry Questo pi che altro la somma di tutti i ricordi accumulati in 95 anni di vita, ed Harry si aggrappa a questi per no [..]

  • I really enjoyed Mr Bernstein s previous two books and was looking forward to this one It was an okay read, but I was very much disappointed Like the other two, it was an autobiography, sure, but the others read much like novels to me This one seemed to be a jumble of various thoughts and memories [..]

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