From Old Cairo to New York

Jewish communities have lived in Egypt since Biblical times, but political changes in the 1950s forced many to flee the once-cosmopolitan country. Lucette Lagnado's family lost everything when they escaped first to Paris and then to New York, and her once-glamorous father was never quite the same.

Her memoir The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: My Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World is available for purchase at

Event: Lucette Lagnado will be signing books
Saturday, August 11 at 5:30 pm
The East Hampton Library
159 Main Street
East Hampton, New York
For more information, visit the library’s website.

Weigh in: Do you remember Old Cairo?