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by Diana Abu-Jaber
Author: Diana Abu-Jaber
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (May 17, 2008)
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Finally, a novel of literary suspense that gets almost everything right―forensically and psychologically.
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Origin A Novel ISBN:9780393064551. Diana Abu-Jaber (Arabic: ديانا أبو جابر) is Jordanian American author and a professor at Portland State University. She was born in Syracuse, New York. Her father was Jordanian and her mother was American, descended from Irish and German roots.
Finally, a novel of literary suspense that gets almost everything right-forensically and psychologically
A multilayered, beautifully textured novel about family and self, self-indulgence and generosity, against the vivid backdrop of contemporary Miami. Finally, a novel of literary suspense that gets almost everything right-forensically and psychologically. -Sarah Weinman, Baltimore SunIn this "mystery of cold beauty and dark isolation, written with crystalline precision" (Miami Herald), a series of crib deaths in Syracuse, New York, draws the attention of police and national media.
Thoroughly enjoyed this book - very different from the other two works I have read by this author. I am perhaps biased because I live 50 miles north of Syracuse and the locations mentioned in the.
Entertainment Weekly. It would be nice to report that Abu-Jaber approaches the ape angle with a sense of humor, but she is apparently quite in earnest. The thriller elements of Origin are strong enough to make you want to keep reading, but you won't be able to help rolling your eyes.
Diana Abu-Jaber knows how to haunt a reader. She knows how to forge bonds between characters that are simultaneously poignant and realistic. It is quite a feat to write literature that is so innately personal without ever allowing it to become maudlin. Overall, then, a book that I'd recommend despite its many annoyances.
Fans of Diana Abu-Jaber's warm tales of life in an Arab-American family will find her new novel a stark and perhaps .
Fans of Diana Abu-Jaber's warm tales of life in an Arab-American family will find her new novel a stark and perhaps disconcerting departure. Origin is a mystery of cold beauty and dark isolation, written with crystalline precision. In Origin, she strikes out in a new direction, crafting a suspenseful mystery with a much harder edge. Look closer, though, and the threads that connect this book with previous works become visible.
Focusing on updates on literary stuff-readings, novels, memoirs- my own and others'. All those good things. 21 November at 07:43 ·. This is beautiful: stories give us a home. From Open Sesame to Sesame Street, storytelling transcends place and time, and home is a location in the heart.
Diana Abu-Jaber (Arabic: ديانا أبو جابر) is an American author and a professor at Portland State University. Abu-Jaber was born in Syracuse, New York and grew up in Euclid, New York. At the age of seven she moved with her family for two years to Jordan
"Finally, a novel of literary suspense that gets almost everything right―forensically and psychologically." ―Sarah Weinman, Baltimore Sun
Secretly, in her heart of hearts, Lena Dawson hides the strangest of beliefs about her childhood. Hiding behind a cool competence as a superb fingerprint analyst in a crime lab in snowy Syracuse, New York, she feels totally out of place in the ordinary world of human interaction. Especially since the controlling husband who guided and protected her, then cheated and left her (though now he wants her back). Her uncanny ability to read a crime scene draws her into investigating a mysterious series of crib deaths―but ultimately the most difficult puzzle she must solve is the one of her own origins.
Diana Abu-Jaber, a “gifted and graceful writer” (Chicago Tribune), masterfully “transcends formula” (Kirkus Reviews) as “the tension of Origin escalates, shaped as much by beautifully nuanced prose as menacing events” (New York Daily News).