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Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: A Jewish Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

a terrific read

this book held my interest.................it is a book about the incredible lives and resiliance of a family forced to leave all that was dear to them--each member of the family beautifully chronicled. Ms. Lagnardo is a wonderful (non-fiction) story teller--I read it f...
this book held my interest.................it is a book about the incredible lives and resiliance of a family forced to leave all that was dear to them--each member of the family beautifully chronicled. Ms. Lagnardo is a wonderful (non-fiction) story teller--I read it for my book club (best choice) and recommend it to everyone including my Mom...
(The photos were a great addition and added so much to the narrative).

posted by sadiecs on March 9, 2009

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

This is a very touching book but it has it's weak points.

My heart went out to this family for all that they went through as refugees from egypt who never really made roots in america.It was a sad account.However i was not that impressed with the writing skills of ms Lagnado.I kept having the feeling that she wanted to glorify...
My heart went out to this family for all that they went through as refugees from egypt who never really made roots in america.It was a sad account.However i was not that impressed with the writing skills of ms Lagnado.I kept having the feeling that she wanted to glorify her father and that her accounts were not so accurate.For example,they lived in a rented apartment in egypt and owned practically nothing,yet she contradicts herself regarding that matter in the book,and appears to be over glorifying what they left behind.

posted by mayaTD on December 5, 2009

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