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Qesher Book Club: "Stranger in the Desert - A Family Story"

Inspired by family lore, a young writer embarks on an epic quest through the Argentine Andes in search of a heritage spanning hemispheres and centuries, from the Jewish Levant to turn-of-the-century trade routes in South America. Register here: https://www.qesher.com/stranger-in-the-desert/

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Qesher Book Club: "Stranger in the Desert - A Family Story"
Qesher Book Club: "Stranger in the Desert - A Family Story"

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Mar 12, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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Register here: https://www.qesher.com/stranger-in-the-desert/

Inspired  by family lore, a young writer embarks on an epic quest through the  Argentine Andes in search of a heritage spanning hemispheres and  centuries, from the Jewish Levant to turn-of-the-century trade routes in  South America. Combining travelog, history, memoir, and reportage,  Stranger in the Desert transports readers from the lonely plains of  Patagonia to the breathtaking altiplano of the high Andes; from the old  Jewish quarter of Damascus to today's vibrant neighborhoods of Buenos  Aires. It is also a fervent journey of self-discovery as Jordan Salama  grapples with his own Jewish, Arab, and Latin American identities,  interrogating the stories families tell themselves, and to what end.

About the author:

Jordan  Salama is a writer focusing on culture and the environment in the  Americas. He is the author of Every Day the River Changes, a Kirkus  Reviews Best Book of the Year.

His  work has appeared in National Geographic, The New York Times, All  Things Considered (NPR) and other publications. In 2022, he was on the  staff of National Geographic, where he wrote digital and print stories  and served as a guest host for the flagship podcast Overheard at Nat Geo.

An American writer of Argentine, Syrian, and Iraqi Jewish descent, Salama  graduated from Princeton University in 2019. He has been based, in  recent years, between New York and Buenos Aires. Follow him on Instagram  @/jordansalama19.

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