Please join us for an

Author Talk with Jordan Salama '19

 Co-Sponsored by the PCNWNJ, PANYC, PAAEHs and PAANNJ-ROC Regional Alumni Associations


"Stranger in the Desert: A Family Story" by Jordan Salama

"Combining travelog, history, memoir, and reportage, 'Stranger in the Desert' transports readers from the lonely plains of Patagonia to the breathtaking altiplano of the high Andes; from the old Jewish quarter of Damascus to today’s vibrant neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. It is also a fervent journey of self-discovery as Salama grapples with his own Jewish, Arab, and Latin American identities, interrogating the stories families tell themselves, and to what end." - from the Publisher

Jordan will join us for an Author Talk followed by attendee Q&A and discussion.

You are encouraged to purchase and read the book in advance (a very manageable 240 pages), but it won't be necessary to have read the book to enjoy the talk.


Date and Time

Monday May 6th, 2024

7:30 - 8:30pm via Zoom

RSVP  below by Friday May 3rd to receive the Zoom link



More on Jordan Salama and his Books

  • Of "Stranger in the Desert", Kirkus Reviews states "An accomplished sophomore effort from an unusually gifted young writer."

  • Jordan's first book, "Every Day The River Changes: Four Weeks Down the Magdalena" was named a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2021, New York Times top new travel book and the 2022 Princeton Pre-read!

  • Jordan will be leading a Princeton Journeys trip to Buenos Aires in November 2024.