On Thursday, Nov. 5, Sabar will read from "My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq" at the Capitola Book Cafe.
It's a book that will appeal to those who thirst after secret, dusty corners of history, biography, politics and linguistics. It's also a book for readers who hanker after ancient mysteries blended with modern-day suspense: You won't get much closer to a real Indiana Jones tale.
The protagonist uniting the many threads of this true story is Sabar's father, Yona, a UCLA scholar of ancient Aramaic.
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