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The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit by Lucette Lagnado
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Jan 09, 2013

it was ok
bookshelves: biography, history, memoir, no
Read in August, 2008

A biography of a family facing external trials as well as the ones they create themselves. It is told by the youngest daughter, and begins with her parents' first meeting, but at times spans back in time to cover her grandparents and the general history of cosmopolitan Cairo. There is also quite a bit of attention paid to food, all vivid descriptions but no recipes. While the subject matter is interesting, and the writing well done, I'm not compelled to keep reading. I'll probably finish it, but I'm not in any hurry to do so. It's due back at the library, and I'm not inclined to renew it.

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