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Author Lagnado, Lucette.

Title The arrogant years : one girl's search for her lost youth, from Cairo to Brooklyn / Lucette Lagnado.

Imprint New York : Ecco, c2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  305.89 L176    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xii, 402 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 401-402).
Contents The curse of Alexandra. The secret of the Pasha's wife ; The Alley of the Pretty One ; The bride who set herself on fire ; The bonesetter of Mouski ; The porcelain dolls of Malaka Mazli Street -- Rebuilding the hearth. The legend of Agent Extraordinary ; Passion play on Sixty-seventy Street; The healing powers of iodine ; The errant sister ; The passion of the fast ; The Messiah is a woman ; The tragedy of the navy blue blazer ; The advance of the little porcelain dolls -- Cities of refuge. The shrine on the mountain ; The fall of afterword ; The spring of nevermore ; The Princess of West 116th Street -- The lady in the pink bow. The lost art of penmanship ; The woman against the wall ; An earthquake in Cairo -- The book of lamentations. The verse of consolation -- Inside the Pasha's library.
Summary An autobiography of Lagnado's early years as an immigrant from Cairo to Brooklyn, reflecting on her own mother's story as she makes her own choices.
Local Note 1
Subject Lagnado, Lucette.
Jews -- Egypt -- Cairo -- Biography.
Jews, Egyptian -- New York (State) -- Biography.
Egyptian Americans -- New York (State) -- Biography.
ISBN 9780061803673 : $25.99

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