by Joyce Zonana, Tammy Hepps and Yona Zeldis McDonough

Love And Location

“They were chased out of paradise”

Paula Jacques’s novel, Light of My Eye, translated by Susan Cohen-Nicole (Holmes & Meier, $24.00) is a stunning evocation of 1950s Jewish-Arab Cairo told through the eyes of a young girl. Published in France in 1980 as Lumiere de l’Oeil, Light of My Eye is the first of Jacques’s eight novels to appear in English.

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