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The Girl From Foreign
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The Girl From Foreign
by Shepard, Sadia

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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Publication date: 2009

ISBN: URN:ISBN:9780143115779

OPAC reference: KOHA-OAI-BCP:11415

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