The Dream

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  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • The Dream
  • Harry Bernstein
  • English
  • 06 March 2018
  • 0345503740

About the Author: Harry Bernstein

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The Dream Dreams played an important part in our lives in those early days in England Our mother invented them for us to make up for all the things we lacked and to give us some hope for the future.During the hard and bitter years of his youth in England, Harry Bernstein s selfless mother struggles to keep her six children fed and clothed But she never stops dreaming of a better life in America, no matter how unlikely Then, one miraculous day when Harry is twelve years old, steamships tickets arrive in the mail, sent by an anonymous benefactor.Suddenly, a new life full of the promise of prosperity seems possible and the family sets sail for America, meeting relatives in Chicago Harry is mesmerized by the city the cars, the skyscrapers, and the gorgeous vistas of Lake Michigan For a time, the family gets a taste of the good life electric lights, a bathtub, a telephone But soon the harsh realities of the Great Depression envelop them Skeletons in the family closet come to light, mafiosi darken their doorstep, family members are lost, and dreams are shattered.In the face of so much loss, Harry and his mother must make a fateful decision one that will change their lives forever And though he has struggled for so long, there is an incredible bounty waiting for Harry in New York his future wife, Ruby It is their romance that will finally bring the peace and happiness that Harry s mother always dreamed was possible.With a compelling cast and evocative settings, Harry Bernstein s extraordinary account of his hardscrabble youth in Depression era Chicago and New York will grip you from the very first page Full of humor, drama, and romance, this tale of hope and dreams coming true enthralls and enchants. Read The Dream – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “The Dream

  1. K.D. Absolutely says:

    Born in 1910, Harry Bernstein is now 100 years old I googled him prior to writing this review but it seems that he is still alive The Dream 2008 is my second book by him Last year, my lawyer brother encouraged me to read his The Invisible Wall 2007 and I gave it a five star rating The Dream is the sequel of The Invisible Wall Both of course are memoirs Simple straight life stories that pierce one s heart Including mine.In the book s Epilogue, Harry was asked why he is only writing mem Born in 1910, Harry Bernstein is now 100 years old I googled him prior to writing this review but it seems that he is still alive The Dream 2008 is my second book by him Last year, my lawyer brother encouraged me to read his The Invisible Wall 2007 and I gave it a fiv...

  2. BAM The Bibliomaniac says:

    Aloving tribute to a mother I have never read The author is brutally honest about his young adult life circumstances his drunken father, his poverty, his beggar grandfather, etc , but his tenacity to overcome his circumstances becomes evident almost immediately And no matte...

  3. Melanie says:

    Dreams Everyone in life has dreams For Harry s mother, her dreams were as simple as having a parlor that contained a carpet, furniture and piano Another one of her dreams was coming to America, so her family could have a better life In the memoir The Dream, all of these dreams come true but in life, dreams are often shattered.This true life story is the second book, which centers around Harry Bernstein and his family, who set sail to America from a poor working town in Lancashire, England T Dreams Everyone in life has dreams For Harry s mother, her dreams were as simple as having a parlor that contained a carpet, furniture and piano Another one of her dreams was coming to America, so her family could have a better life In the memoir The Dream, all of these dreams come true but in life, dreams are often shattered.This true life story is the second book, which centers around Harry Bernstein and his family, who set sail to America from a poor working town in Lancashire, England The family s ...

  4. Dana says:

    Harry Bernstein wrote three memoirs in his 90 s This is the second one And, I m loving all 3 I m currently reading the last one This second book takes place after WWI when Harry and his family finally move to America his mother s dream But, life didn t turn out exactly as she thought it would These stories are humorous and poignant and I love them all A wonderful storyteller telling wonderful stories His memory is incredible I ve read a lot of books the past month didn t record Harry Bernstein wrote three memoirs in his 90 s This is the second one And, I m loving all 3 I m currently reading the last one This second book takes place after WWI when Harry and his family finally move to America his mother s dream But, life didn t turn out exactly as she thought it would These stories are humorous and poignant and I love them all A wonderful storyteller telling wonderful stories His memory is incredible I ve read a lot of books the past month didn t record them, so recording the...

  5. Terry Earley says:

    Very readable memoir focusing on his maturing love and respect for his mother and for his wife, Ruby Also very interesting so see the evolution of his feelings and knowledge of his family, especially of his father and grandfather.When...

  6. Anto_s1977 says:

    La storia di una famiglia emigrata in America nei primi anni del 900 e l illusione di una vita migliore in una terra lontana Ma sono gli anni della depressione e il sogno dura poco, si ricomincia a lottare per sopravvivere vicino ad una famiglia fuori dagli schemi Figura centrale ...

  7. Sandy Jiang says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I am on a spree for reading sad novels Or at least moving ones I actually had to plow through the first 4 5 pages of my library books to find one that was grim deep enough and this one defintiely does it If you ve read the Glass Castle by Jeanette Wells, then you will love this novel It is the same thing, a broken home with children and the idea of escape , abuse of children s agency, and poverty The difference is that Harry s mother is self sacrificing and loves her children deeply de I am on a spree for reading sad novels Or at least moving ones I actually had to plow through the first 4 5 pages of my library books to find one that was grim deep enough and this one defintiely does it If you ve read the Glass Castle by Jeanette Wells, then you will love this novel It is the same thing, a broken home with children and the idea of escape , abuse of children s agency, and poverty The difference is that Harry s mother is self sacrificing and loves her children deeply despite her abusive husband, while Jeanette s parents were negligent and vagrant Short summary spoilers so don t read Harry s life starts in England It is a poor childhood and we are told immediately of American dream or the hope of living a better life It starts with Harry s mother wishing for a parlor with red velvet seats, a piano, and nice furnishings, but she is forced to turn that parlor into a shop to sell faded vegetables ...

  8. Michael says:

    Harry Bernstein desires one thing, to travel to America and explore all the opportunities For years, he has heard about the countless ways to make a living there, so when he finally gets the opportunity to go with his family, he is overjoyed Although he is elated to finally go after his dreams, his mother wants his drunken and bitter dad to go along with them for the ride Harry is unsure about having his company, thus his hopes are shattered when his Father does not share the same sentiments Harry Bernstein desires one thing, to travel to America and explore all the opportunit...

  9. Sharon says:

    Harry Bernstein has lead a very interesting and relevant life I m not sure exactly what I mean by that but I think it s right To be published at 96 is an accomplishment not to be trifled with Harry wrote 3 books, The Invisible Wall, The Dream and The Golden Willow, all outstanding This particular book covers the years of Harry s adolescence, living with his abusive, alcoholic father, the conditions in England during and after World War I and then of course, the great depression the US While Harry Bernstein has lead a very interesting and relevant life I m not sure exactly what I mean by that but I think it s right To be published at 96 is an accomplishment not to be trifled with Harry wrote 3 books, The Invisible Wall, The Dream and The Golden Willow, all outstanding This particular book covers the years of Harry s adolescence, living with his abusive, alcoholic father, the conditions in England during and after World War I and then of course, the great depression the US While not an easy read, the writ...

  10. MJ says:

    I didn t make the connection while I was reading it, but as I clicked off my kindle having finished the last sentence of Bernstein s charming account of his childhood, and relation to his mother I couldn t help comparing it to Frank McCourt s Angela s Ashes They both dealt with childhood poverty, immigration, alcoholic irresponsible fathers and comically controlling grandmothers I loved both books but I kept asking myself why they were so different It was The Dream Harry s mother was the one I didn t make the connection while I was reading it, but as I clicked off my kindle having finished the last sentence of Bernstein s charming account of his childhood, and relation to his mother I couldn t help comparing it to Frank McCourt s Angela s Ashes They both dealt with childhood poverty, immigration, alcoholic irresponsible fathers and comi...