Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Washington Square Press; Reprint edition (April 20, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.5 x 8.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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I really enjoyed reading this book - even though I will probably never try the recipes. I read the whole book through in one sitting (although, to be truthful, it's a small book.) Besides being an interesting memoir of the author's childhood in Egypt during WWII, in a wealthy Jewish family, it's also an honest account of her alienation from her mother, which really spoke to me. The author is a good writer, which makes the book easy and rewarding to read.
This was one of my favorite all-time books. I purchased one as a gift for my sister also. I love to read about other cultures, and this was an enjoyable read.
Didn't like it. The recipes were nothing I am interested in preparing and the story just didn't catch my interest.
Not as good a story as some other cooking memoirs I've read, kind of sad. Fair recipes
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