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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (126 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jean Naggar Narrator: Jean Naggar Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this coming-of-age memoir about a privileged, protected childhood in the exotic milieu of 1950's Egypt, author Jean Naggar describes a magical time that seemed as if it would never end. But Egypt's nationalizing of the Suez Canal would set in motion events that would change her life forever. An enchanted existence suddenly ended by international hostilities, her family is quickly scattered far and wide, and Naggar is eventually swept into adulthood and the challenge of new horizons in America. Speaking for a different wave of immigrants whose Sephardic origins explore the American Jewish story through an unfamiliar lens, Naggar traces her personal journey through lost worlds and difficult transitions, exotic locales and strong family values. The story resonates for all in this poignant exploration of the innocence of childhood in a world breaking apart.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Joy Garrett | 2/11/2014

    " Interesting but way too many details about the life she left behind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cherine Helmy | 1/24/2014

    " Another poignant story of a Jewish family's exodus from a privileged existence in Egypt. I am not sure how appealing this book would be to people unfamiliar with Egypt or the issues of displacement . For me however, it was an echo of my parent's youth and their forced departure from their homeland a few years after the author's own and at the same time a stark reminder of the pluralistic society that once was Egypt . Clearly a cathartic labour of love by Jean Naggar. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Martha | 1/5/2014

    " at times, the details were tedious. but the author wrote a wonderful memoir, which her family will cherish. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jorie | 12/13/2013

    " This book was okay. The man in the Sharkskin suit does a much better job of addressing pretty much the same topics. "

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