Barbara Kolber attended a festival in Cartagena Columbia two years ago and heard author Monica Ali speak about her immigration experience. Ali’s book, Brick Lane, was made into a movie in her Bangladeshi community in London. Kolber found her to be a modest and eloquent speaker who she did not soon forget.
To Kolber’s delight and surprise, Ali responded to her SabbaticalHomes.com listing for her New York home. “Such a serendipitous coincidence,” said Kolber. “I am looking forward to her novel coming out in June calledUntold Story. It is a story about what might have happened had Princess Diana lived. To me, she is a bit of a celebrity.”
Kolber has had other tenants such as an Irish poet, a sociologist from Amsterdam, another from Australia, and couples from Prague and Germany.
You just never know what can happen from a SabbaticalHomes.com connection. “This is such an inspired and valuable service,” summed up Kolber.
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