Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.
The Girl from Foreign: A Search for Shipwrecked Ancestors, Forgotten…
References to this work on external resources.
Wikipedia in English
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 159420151X, Hardcover)
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.
(retrieved from Amazon Wed, 16 Jan 2013 11:23:37 -0500)
In this beautifully crafted memoir, a young Muslim-Christian woman travels to an insular Jewish community in India to unlock her family's secret history.
Is this you?
Become a LibraryThing Author.