Search Results: "Diana Abu-Jaber"


BOOK REVIEW

CRESCENT by Diana Abu-Jaber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"What might have been the stuff of any romance is forged into a powerful story about the loneliness of exile and the limits of love. An impressive second outing by Abu-Jaber (Arabian Jazz, 1993)."
A timely fiction about Iraqi intellectuals in Los Angeles blends the whimsy of Scheherazade-style storytelling with the urgency of contemporary politics. Read full book review >

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THE LANGUAGE OF BAKLAVA by Diana Abu-Jaber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2005

"Food as a way to remember or a way to forget—either way, Abu-Jaber gets it just right."
Stories of family and food that spread out like pancake batter on a griddle are about "grace, difference, faith, and love," writes Abu-Jaber (Crescent, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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LIFE WITHOUT A RECIPE by Diana Abu-Jaber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2015

"A delectably warm and wise memoir."
An award-winning novelist tells the deliciously candid story of her unconventional path to motherhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIRDS OF PARADISE by Diana Abu-Jaber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"In this provocative exploration of the fault lines of loyalty and guilt, Abu-Jaber's searing perceptions, particularly about parents and children, more than make up for a less than convincing ending or an occasional lapse into overlabored prose."
Abu-Jaber (Origin, 2007, etc.) uses a plot staple of standard-issue domestic melodrama—a family dealing with a runaway daughter—to develop a meticulous, deeply moving portrayal of imperfect human beings struggling to do right. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ORIGIN by Diana Abu-Jaber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 25, 2007

"Haunted, moving crime fiction."
A moody thriller from Arab-American Abu-Jaber (The Language of Baklava, 2005, etc.) that transposes the author's usual questions of identity onto a young lab tech who believes she was raised by apes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARABIAN JAZZ by Diana Abu-Jaber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1993

"The other elements in this mishmash (visiting Jordanians on a credit-card rampage, poor whites tormenting themselves with coathangers and booze) only add to the confusion."
You're an Arab-American writing about your community in your first novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONFESSIONS by Rabee Jaber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2016

"A novel that explores questions of identity, memory, and blame and leaves many of those questions unanswered."
A young boy is adopted by the man who gunned down his family in this searing novel about the Lebanese civil war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"Strident and scattershot."
Profiles of prisoners who help their fellows in legal matters, by a Pennsylvania death row inmate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 1995

"This rare, first-hand point-counterpoint to history is a must- read for anyone who would understand Israeli-Palestinian conflictand Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking."
Parallel chronicles of 30 years of history by an Israeli and a Palestinian. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WRITING ON THE WALL by Mumia Abu-Jamal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2015

"Bracing polemics that will appeal primarily to the Occupy demographic."
Anthology of prison writing by a radical icon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 28, 2009

"A deeply personal account of one woman's personal demons, maternal desires and professional responsibilities in the context of contemporary Middle Eastern politics."
A British-Lebanese journalist's story of the orphaned children she encountered on assignment in Iraq, her commitment to two of those young war victims and her private struggles with infertility. Read full book review >

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BOYS, BIKES, BUNGLING BANDITS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Latitude Zero by Diana Renn

Cover Story: Hub Focus

BFF Charm: Meh

Swoonworthy Scale: 3

Talky Talk: Shop Talk

Bonus Factor: Cycling

Anti-Bonus Factor: Mary Sue

Relationship Status: Dropped

Cover Story: Hub Focus

As a person who has occasional issues with large crowds, the number of people in the background of this cover makes me a little ...


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