Maryanne Stroud Gabbani

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Gender Female
Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Trying to get by
Location Abu Sir, Giza, Egypt
Introduction I came to Egypt as the wife of an Egyptian/Canadian businessman and the mother of our children in the late 80's. My husband is no longer with us, the children are pursuing careers abroad, but Egypt is still my home, albeit, a rural rather than urban one. You can reach me at msgabbani at
Interests Zookeeping, epidemiology, literature, cooking, yoga, life
Favorite Movies Coen brothers of all sorts, 1940's musicals, anything with Katherine Hepburn, LOTR, Fabulous Baker Boys
Favorite Music Almost anything if it has a melody, plus Gregorian chants, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, old Counting Crows
Favorite Books Guns Germs And Steel, Artemesia, anything by Robertson Davies, The Birthday Letters, Sharon And My Mother In Law, the Amelia Peabody mysteries by Elizabeth Peters.

The love potion you made tastes terrible. How will you drink it?

Add gin.