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The Girl from Foreign
by Sadia Shepard


Overview - 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.  Read more...


 
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Overview
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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  • ISBN-13: 9780143115779
  • ISBN-10: 0143115774
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: June 2009
  • Page Count: 364
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.36 x 5.48 x 0.83 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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