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La princesa perdida
7/27/2012
Marcela Calderon-Vodall
Maha Akhtar. Enrique Alda, trans. Barcelona: Roca Editorial, 2012. 284 p. ISBN: 978-84-92833-61-0
Friday, July 27, 2012
by: Marcela Calderon-Vodall

Section: Adult Book Reviews





Marcela Calderon-Vodall, Spanish Language Librarian, The Seattle Public Library, WA

After discovering her origins in her first book, La nieta de la Maharani, the author describes her relationship with her mother after years of separation. After the death of her mother, she starts looking for her biological father she never knew. In the middle of this search, she discovers the amazing story of the three women in her life: her mother and two aunts.   This is a captivating story that will take you from New York to Beirut, from London to New Delhi where she finally meets her father’s family.  The author use footnotes to translate the Arabic words she utilizes in the book.

Maha Akhtar is a regular contributor to Departures and a columnist for The Times newspaper in India. In 2000 she became chief of staff of television presenter Dan Rather. Maha Akhtar divides her time between New York, Seville and New Delhi. She is an outstanding professional flamenco dancer.

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