On Sunset

On Sunset

A Memoir

Book - 2018
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"Kathryn Harrison always understood that her family was beyond eccentric— they'd breached the bounds of the unconventional. She was largely raised by her grandparents in an outsized Tudor confection of a house on the periphery of Bel Air, which she thought of as 'Sunset,' her kingdom of the imagination, inhabited by the past and its numberless artifacts. True wandering Jews, her grandparents had arrived in Los Angeles in the forties after dramatic, globetrotting lives. Harry Jacobs had been a fur trapper in Alaska, a soldier in the trenches of the Great War, a traveling salesman in a Model T. Margaret Sassoon had lived a privileged life as a member of a Jewish merchant family in Shanghai, turning down offers of marriage from Russian princes exiled by the Revolution. Kathryn Harrison grew up in an almost mythical realm of their letters and artifacts and stories— until declining finances forced to sell the house on Sunset in 1971, and night fell fast. On Sunset seeks to recover that childhood, that place, those lives— and does so with piercing poignancy." -- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2018]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780385542678
0385542674
Branch Call Number: B Harrison K AUTO
Characteristics: 266 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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