Birds of Paradise by Diana Abu-Jaber
Birds of Paradise: Book summary and reviews of Birds of Paradise by Diana Abu-Jaber
Birds of Paradise Summary
A multilayered, beautifully textured novel about family and self, self-indulgence and generosity, against the vivid backdrop of contemporary Miami.
Birds of Paradise Reviews
"Starred Review. In this provocative exploration of the fault lines of loyalty and guilt, Abu-Jabers searing perceptions, particularly about parents and children, more than make up for a less than convincing ending or an occasional lapse into overlabored prose." - Kirkus
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Diana Abu-Jaber Author Biography
Diana Abu-Jaber is the author of several novels, including Arabian Jazz, Crescent, and Birds of Paradise. Crescent was awarded the 2004 PEN Center USA Award for Literary Fiction and the Before Columbus Foundation's American Book Award and was named one of the twenty best novels of 2003 by The Christian Science Monitor. Arabian Jazz won the 1994 Oregon Book Award and was nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award.
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