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The Leopard Hat

By: Valerie Steiker

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Vintage: 2003

Seller ID: 0063780

ISBN: 0375726209

Condition: Good


In this tender loving memoir, Valerie Steiker evokes a magical childhood on the Upper East side of New York with a woman whose own losses led her to delight in family, beauty and life itself. Valerie Steiker's Belgian Jewish mother, Gisele--who, as a child in Antwerp, was hidden from the Nazis--wasn't a typical American mom. She spoke with throaty Belgian "R"s and wore only high heels. Before her marriage, she had studied acting with Lee Strasburg and been a model in Mexico. With her vitality and elegance, she created a joyous childhood for Valerie and her sister. Together they tangoed thr... View more info