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On Sunset: A Memoir

About the Book

On Sunset: A Memoir

Born in Los Angeles at the dawn of the 1960s to parents who quickly departed, Kathryn Harrison was received by her maternal grandparents as a late-life child. Harry Jacobs and Margaret Sassoon, true wandering Jews, had emigrated to L.A. after leading whirlwind lives in Shanghai, London, Alaska, Russia and beyond. Harrison grew up in their fading Tudor mansion on Sunset Boulevard, a kingdom inhabited by gleaming memories from their extraordinary past. Their photos, letters and souvenirs sparked endless family stories that spanned cultures, dynasties and continents --- until declining finances forced them to sell the house in 1971, and night fell fast.

Vivid and poignant, filled with the wisdom of retrospect and the wonder of childhood, ON SUNSET seeks to recover a foundational time in her life, affirming the power of storytelling and the endurance of memory.

On Sunset: A Memoir
by Kathryn Harrison

  • Publication Date: September 3, 2019
  • Genres: Memoir, Nonfiction
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN-10: 0525434089
  • ISBN-13: 9780525434085