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Joyce Zonana: Dream Homes: From Cairo to Katrina, An Exile’s Journey

(Memoir, 223 pp. 2008)

In the aftermath of the Arab-Israeli war of 1948, the Jewish Zonanas fled Cairo with their infant daughter Joyce. They settled in Brooklyn, where Joyce grew up in Brooklyn, struggling with feelings of isolation. She eventually meets her extended family living in Colombia and Brazil, travels to Cairo to understand her parents’ past, and survives the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.