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Lost and Found in Brooklyn

Earlier this week, Lucette Lagnado wrote about an arrogant revolution and about mourning her Arab Spring. She has been blogging all week for the Jewish Book Council and MyJewishLearning’s Author Blog.

This past weekend I was lost — and found — in Brooklyn.

My Sunday began with an appearance on a panel about the Arab Spring at the chic, hipsterish Brooklyn Book Festival.  Continue reading here.

An Arrogant Revolution

Lucette Lagnado’s most recent book, The Arrogant Years: One Girl’s Search for Her Lost Youth, from Cairo to Brooklyn, is now available. Lucette won the 2008 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature for her memoir The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: A Jewish Family’s Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World. She will be blogging all week for the Jewish Book Council and MyJewishLearning’s Author Blog.

I couldn’t seem to escape Egypt this year – though I never set foot outside New York.

For months, I worked fiendishly to finish The Arrogant Years, my memoir which takes place in Cairo and New York. But whenever I’d put the book aside, I would follow news of the revolt unfolding on Tahrir Square.  Continue reading here.

Mourning My Arab Spring

Lucette Lagnado’s most recent book,  The Arrogant Years: One Girl’s Search for Her Lost Youth, from Cairo to Brooklyn, is now available. Lucette won the 2008 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature for her memoir The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: A Jewish Family’s Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World. She will be blogging all week for the Jewish Book Council and MyJewishLearning’s Author Blog.
What is going to happen to the Arab Spring – no no, not that Arab Spring but my own recent awakening and love affair with the Middle East, Egypt in particular?

Continue reading here.

JBC Bookshelf: Fall Nonfiction

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter
This fall brings not only a bounty of fiction, but a bounty of nonfiction, as well. This edition of “JBC Bookshelf” offers memoirs, a “biography,” and humor, taking us from Israel to Egypt to France (keeping with the “travel” trend). Many of the below titles will be reviewed in our fall or winter issue of Jewish Book World, so be on the look out for more about each of them. And, while we love bringing you fall book treats, we also have another (literary) treat in store for you…stay tuned… Continue reading.

Book Cover of the Week: The Arrogant Years

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

As promised, a book to look forward to this summer: 2008 Sami Rohr Prize Winner Lucette Lagnado’s The Arrogant Years: One Girl’s Search for Her Lost Youth, from Cairo to Brooklyn…view it here.