Newton native Becky McRee is home again and is married to a high school classmate. But during the years since their 1961 graduation, she lived in one of the world’s bloodiest war zones as the daughter-in-law of a Moslem sheikh and traveled the globe repeatedly.
Rebecca Ikerd Alghrary-McRee, whose career included stints as a newspaper writer, has penned a book about those exotic years. She is now giving talks to area groups about the book, “From the Catawba to the Tigris: The Adventures of a Southern Girl In Iraq,” and is planning to consign it for sale at local bookstores.
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