Search Results: "Pamela Jaber"


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ANOTHER PAMELA by Upton Sinclair
Released: April 24, 1950

"A crazy world seen through untutored eyes."
A slightly buriesquad projection of the Pamela theme to a modern setting- a California ranch estate, presided over by an eccentric multi-millionaire, a lady devoted to good works and radical schemes. Read full book review >

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ABC BOOKS
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"Dedicated fashion buffs may enjoy this wry look at the fashionable life, but younger readers will find it a challenge to maintain an interest, while older ones may be put off by the picture-book format. (Picture book. 8-12)"
McLaren and Jaber's compendium of fashion facts is an A-to-Z exploration of the vagaries of style, ranging from the obscure to the absurd. Read full book review >

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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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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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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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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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 >

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Trust Without Borders by Pamela J. Alexander
NON-FICTION
Released: May 23, 2016

"A careful, heartfelt textual deconstruction of Psalm 37 that reassures its readers: 'He shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.'"
A nonfiction debut offers an exhaustive explication of one of the most famous psalms of the Bible. Read full book review >

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HOT, COLD, SHY, BOLD by Pamela Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"One picture that spans an entire spread—of two girls facing each other—is spoiled because the book's binding falls at a crucial area of the photograph; it shows that their 'how-do-you-do' faces are aimed not at each other, but at the buggy occupant of a jar. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A concept book in photographs that holds nothing new for those familiar with Tana Hoban's or Margaret Miller's work. Read full book review >