First I would like to thank Bea Gold for the opportunity to read and review this wonderful coffee table book, it was very enjoyable!
The stories in this book are based on Bea's own childhood recollections and each story is accompanied by her own artwork, which I would say added dimension and beauty! Her writing is very engaging - I found myself constantly picking up the book every day and reading a few stories. The stories are written as being told through the eyes of a young girl being raised by immigrant parents in the 1930's and 40's New York. In reading this book I found that these stories are still relevant today. It brought me back to similar stories in my childhood, both happy and sad. It is a compilation of some very moving stories which left me looking for more! It is my hope that she continues in writing the next chapters of her life, now in California, as I am sure there are many great stories still left to tell.
There are so many touching and powerfully moving stories in this book such as her Daddy the practical joker, the death of her Grandfather, along with her family moving frequently. There was even a recipe that I would like to try - a delicious lentil soup!
This book is a must have for your coffee table, that is where my copy is and I know it will be enjoyed for many years to come.