Harry Bernstein's memoir closes the trilogy he began at age ninety-three with The Invisible Wall and continued with The Dream, weaving memories of his marriage with perspectives on life after his wife's death
Ruby and Harry Bernstein were married for almost seventy years, experiencing the best and the worst of the twentieth century together. Through the Great Depression, a world war, the growth of the suburbs, building a family, and finally settling into a comfortable retirement community together, they had the happiest life they could ever imagine.
But when both were in their nineties, Ruby was diagnosed with leukemia and died. Harry, despite his continued good health, couldn't find a reason to go on. Until he began to revisit the past and write about it-a dream he'd long since deferred. The result was the amazing The Invisible Wall.
In The Golden Willow, Harry continues his story, writing about his wonderful past with Ruby and how he was able to continue living after her death, finding happiness and salvation in a way he never expected.
The 99-year-old memoirist Harry Bernstein, who began his unlikely writing career at the age of 94, continues the story of his life that he began with THE INVISIBLE WALL and continued in THE DREAM. This third volume focuses on his romance with his wife, Ruby, a relationship that lasted almost 70 years. In their time together, Harry and Ruby experienced the Great Depression, the second World War, the McCarthy witch hunts, and many more personal triumphs and tragedies, including the births of their two children. Harry poignantly recollects the happiest days of their lives, as well as the heartbreak of losing his wife to leukemia when she was 91-- a void in his life that Harry filled by writing this unforgettable tribute, which overflows with lore, laughter, and love.
- Biography + Autobiography
- Personal Memoirs
- April 28, 2009
- April 28, 2009
- Harry Bernstein