Schroon Lake

Schroon Lake

by Lueza Thirkield Gelb
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Schroon Lake by Lueza Thirkield Gelb

Awarded "Best Memoir" by the Adirondack Center for Writing, Schroon Lake is the memoir of a girl born to wealth and privilege, watching the money go down the drain until there was nothing. She watched, listened and absorbed her family disintegrating yet staying together in a multi-generational household. It wasn't only money that drove them apart. The family survived at great emotional cost, the girl watching and listening and finally here, telling the story.

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ISBN-13: 9780977880027
Publisher: Pulpit Harbor Press
Publication date: 10/01/2007
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Lueza Thirkield Gelb was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, in the first part of the twentieth century, two years after the stock market crash, and grew up in the Adirondacks before and during the Second World War. A graduate of Wells College, she has a Ph.D. in History from Teachers College--Columbia University, and has taught at Pace University and Marymount-Manhattan College. She lives in New York City with her husband Bruce S. Gelb, former Director of the USIA and Ambassador to Belgium. The Gelbs have four children and six grandchildren.

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Rose_DiGrazia More than 1 year ago
The book is a slice of life of the days of yore. Her memoir is comprised of two elements that make it an ideal gift item. It is comprised of both art in the beautiful photographs and history in the telling of the story of what it was like to live during the Great Depression. The book is a memoir that tells the story of the trials and tribulations her family went through in upstate New York and San Antonio during the 1930's. The book is filled with lots of old, black and white photos. The photos and the writing are the true art of the book. The book illustrates not only in words, but also in family photos what it was like to live back then. The photos offer a candid view into the life of the author and her extended family. Art is evident in her writing and her ways of expressing herself in words so eloquently that help the reader visualize every aspect of the story. This book comes at a perfect time for it parallels the economy now with people losing their livelihood.