The Arrogant Years : One Girl's Search For Her Lost Youth From Cairo To Brooklyn

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رقم التسجيلة 7491
نوع المادة book
ردمك 9780061803673
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المؤلف Lagnado, Lucette

العنوان The Arrogant Years : One Girl's Search For Her Lost Youth From Cairo To Brooklyn
بيان الطبعة Ed. 1
بيانات النشر New York, NY: Collins Design, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2011.
الوصف المادي 402 P
المحتويات / النص

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.


Lucette Lagnado’s acclaimed, award-winning The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit (“[a] crushing, brilliant book” —New York Times Book Review) told the powerfully moving story of her Jewish family’s exile from Egypt. In her extraordinary follow-up memoir, The Arrogant Years, Lagnado revisits her first years in America, and describes a difficult coming-of-age tragically interrupted by a bout with cancer at age 16. At once a poignant mother and daughter story and a magnificent snapshot of the turbulent ’60s and ’70s, The Arrogant Years is a stunning work of memory and resilience that ranges from Cairo to Brooklyn and beyond—the unforgettable true story of a remarkable young woman’s determination to push past the boundaries of her life and make her way in the wider world