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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: February 2012 ISBN:
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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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 12/11/2013

    " from Aunt Marge via her book club "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 8/11/2013

    " Interesting. Sometimes hard to keep all the people straight. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz Utter | 8/7/2013

    " It took a while to get through but REALLY worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 6/13/2013

    " I was hoping for a book about unrest in Egypt. Instead, this book describes the impacts on an affluent Egyptian family. I'm sure it was a labor of love for the author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marla | 2/8/2013

    " Interesting book about a remarkable family. However, the author spends much of the book describing their opulent lives in minute detail. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue Powell | 11/30/2012

    " Fascinating, but rather too much about their opulent life style and too many lists of relatives and their relationships to each other. The historical context was very interesting. Well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily (Heinlen) Davis | 11/1/2012

    " While this book was well-written, the story didn't grab me and I just couldn't get into it. The concept of the book is quite interesting, however, and I'm sure that someone else might enjoy it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ranger430 | 10/1/2012

    " I loved the visual of this book---the Italian villas and clothing as well as the middle eastern cooking. There are so many relatives, I often found it confusing, but got the connections at the end. It's an easy read and such a page turner! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Julie Thurston | 3/14/2012

    " This book should have been half as long. The names and details of every cousin, aunt, uncle and extended family member made this an incredibly boring read. The vivid descriptions of living in Egypt as a young girl were interesting, but that's about all the book had going for it. "

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