By IHSAN TAYLOR
Published: May 25, 2012
THE ARROGANT YEARS: One Girl’s Search for Her Lost Youth, From Cairo to Brooklyn, by Lucette Lagnado. (Ecco/HarperCollins, $14.99.) In “The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit” (2007), Lagnado told of how her Jewish parents grew up, met and married in Cairo, and of their exile after the revolution of 1952. This moving follow-up revolves around Lagnado and her mother, both of them battling their fates and coming of age in times of social change.