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The Girl from Foreign
The Girl from Foreign: A Memoir | Sadia Shepard
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A search for shipwrecked ancestors, forgotten histories, and a sense of home Fascinating and intimate , The Girl from Foreign is one woman's search for ancient family secrets that leads to an adventure in far-off lands. Sadia Shepard, the daughter of a white Protestant from Colorado and a Muslim from Pakistan, was shocked to discover that her grandmother was a descendant of the Bene Israel, a tiny Jewish community shipwrecked in India two thousand years ago. After traveling to India to put the pieces of her family's past together, her quest for identity unlocks a myriad of profound religious and cultural revelations that Shepard gracefully weaves into this touching, eye-opening memoir.
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Karen5
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Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day , I got this book as part of it 😉

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MargoCatts
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“The modern furniture they‘d bought in New York was all wrong here. Tall, decorative vases that had once flanked their doorway now huddled like conspirators in the hall.” (Foreign Returned, by Sadia Shepard, Jan 8 2018 issue.)
My pile of New Yorker magazines, mostly folded over on something I meant to read or was partway through when the next one came. New short fiction comes at you fast.
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