My Father's Paradise by Ariel Sabar audiobook

My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search For His Family's Past

By Ariel Sabar
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography "Sabar offers something rare and precious—a tale of hope and continuity that can be passed on for generations." —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) In a remote corner of the world, forgotten for nearly three thousand years, lived an enclave of Kurdish Jews so isolated that they still spoke Aramaic, the language of Jesus. Mostly illiterate, they were self-made mystics and gifted storytellers and humble peddlers who dwelt in harmony with their Muslim and Christian neighbors in the mountains of northern Iraq. To these descendants of the Lost Tribes of Israel, Yona Sabar was born. Yona's son Ariel grew up in Los Angeles, where Yona had become an esteemed professor, dedicating his career to preserving his people's traditions. Ariel wanted nothing to do with his father's strange immigrant heritage—until he had a son of his own. Ariel Sabar brings to life the ancient town of Zakho, discovering his family's place in the sweeping saga of Middle-Eastern history. This powerful book is an improbable story of tolerance and hope set in what today is the very center of the world's attention.

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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography

"Sabar offers something rare and precious—a tale of hope and continuity that can be passed on for generations." —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

In a remote corner of the world, forgotten for nearly three thousand years, lived an enclave of Kurdish Jews so isolated that they still spoke Aramaic, the language of Jesus. Mostly illiterate, they were self-made mystics and gifted storytellers and humble peddlers who dwelt in harmony with their Muslim and Christian neighbors in the mountains of northern Iraq. To these descendants of the Lost Tribes of Israel, Yona Sabar was born.

Yona's son Ariel grew up in Los Angeles, where Yona had become an esteemed professor, dedicating his career to preserving his people's traditions. Ariel wanted nothing to do with his father's strange immigrant heritage—until he had a son of his own.

Ariel Sabar brings to life the ancient town of Zakho, discovering his family's place in the sweeping saga of Middle-Eastern history. This powerful book is an improbable story of tolerance and hope set in what today is the very center of the world's attention.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A biography, a memoir, a meticulously reconstructed history of a largely vanished people and place. . . . Transcending mere reportage, it acquires a novel-like warp and weft. Los Angeles Times

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Author Bio: Ariel Sabar

Author Bio: Ariel Sabar

Ariel Sabar is the author of My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, Washington Post, and many other publications.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 12.11
Audience: Adult
Language: English