Girl from Foreign A Memoir

ISBN-10: 0143115774
ISBN-13: 9780143115779
Edition: N/A
Authors: Sadia Shepard
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Description: A search for shipwrecked ancestors, forgotten histories, and a sense of home Fascinating and intimate , The Girl from Foreignis one woman’s search for ancient family secrets that leads to an adventure in far-off lands. Sadia Shepard, the daughter of  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/30/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

A search for shipwrecked ancestors, forgotten histories, and a sense of home Fascinating and intimate , The Girl from Foreignis 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.

Sadia Shepardis a documentary filmmaker and writer who lives in New York City. She graduated from Wesleyan University in 1997 and from the Stanford University Documentary Film Program in 2000 and was a Fulbright Scholar to India in 2001. This is her first book.

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