Search Results: "Pamela Jaber"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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THE CRUSHES by Pamela Wells
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"More critical romance readers will have trouble distinguishing between characters and keeping the story lines straight. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Four best friends who failed to learn from their mistakes are back for a summer of boys, breakups and text messaging. Read full book review >

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THE JUMBEE by Pamela Keyes
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Drawing on both Shakespeare (the students are rehearsing Romeo and Juliet) and Leroux, this florid Phantom of the Opera story goes down easy and is perhaps a good way to introduce younger readers to themes from the classics. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Esti Legard is an aspiring actress. Read full book review >

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RETURNABLE GIRL by Pamela Lowell
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Readable and enlightening for girls and their parents. (Fiction. YA)"
A convincing portrait of a troubled 13-year-old girl lifts this above the level of mere entertainment. Read full book review >