You’re Never Too Old To Recall Your Past

February 21, 2011 // Filed under Blog

Harry Bernstein, now 100 years old, wrote his first memoir in 1997 entitled The Invisible Wall: A Love Story That Broke Barriers.  Describing his impoverished youth in a working class English mill town, Bernstein recalled with vivid and painful memories the religious prejudice on his street and within his family which kept Jews and Christians apart. Not everyone was so closed-minded; however, and so a tender love story emerges from this personal history.  How this love grew and what happened to those involved makes for a wonderful story, but it is counterbalanced by the cruelty and oppressive presence of Harry’s father and his damaging influence on the family.  The Invisible Wall will be discussed by the library book group Memoirs and Coffee on Tuesday, February 22, at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room.  If you have read this book and would like to join the discussion, please feel free to attend.

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