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Diana Abu-Jaber

Diana Abu-Jaber is the award-winning author of four novels, including Crescent, and two memoirs, Life Without a Recipe and The Language of Baklava. She and her family divide time between Miami, Florida, and Portland, Oregon.

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Books by Diana Abu-Jaber

  1. Book CoverArabian Jazz: A Novel


    "This oracular first novel, which unfurls like gossamer [has] characters of a depth seldom found in a debut."—The New YorkerMore

  2. Book CoverBirds of Paradise: A Novel


    “A full-course meal, a rich, complex and memorable story that will leave you lingering gratefully at [Abu-Jaber’s] table.”—Ron Charles, Washington PostMore

  3. Book CoverCrescent: A Novel


    "Abu-Jaber's voluptuous prose features insights into the Arab American community that are wisely, warmly depicted."—San Francisco ChronicleMore

  4. Book CoverLife Without a Recipe: A Memoir


    A “bold, luscious” memoir, “indispensable to anyone trying to forge their own truer path” (Ruth Reichl).More

  5. Book CoverOrigin: A Novel


    "Finally, a novel of literary suspense that gets almost everything right—forensically and psychologically." —Sarah Weinman, Baltimore SunMore