by Diana Abu-Jaber | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0330413287 Global Overview for this book
Registered by YowlYY on 2/17/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by YowlYY on Saturday, February 17, 2007
From the Publisher
"Abu-Jaber's voluptuous prose features insights into the Arab American community that are wisely, warmly depicted."—San Francisco Chronicle
Thirty-nine-year-old Sirine, never married, lives with a devoted Iraqi-immigrant uncle and an adoring dog named King Babar. She works as a chef in a Lebanese restaurant, her passions aroused only by the preparation of food—until an unbearably handsome Arabic literature professor starts dropping by for a little home cooking. Falling in love brings Sirene's whole heart to a boil—stirring up memories of her parents and questions about her identity as an Arab American. Praised by critics from The New Yorker to USA Today for her first novel, Arabian Jazz ("an oracular tale that unfurls like gossamer"), Diana Abu-Jaber weaves with spellbinding magic a multidimensional love story set in the Arab-American community of Los Angeles. Written in a lush, lyrical style reminiscent of The God of Small Things, infused with the flavors and scents of Middle Eastern food, and spiced with history and fable, Crescent is a sensuous love story and a gripping tale of risk and commitment.

Journal Entry 2 by YowlYY at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Thursday, March 25, 2021
This is likely to be a good book for some, but it just doesn't do it for me. Stopped at p.46.

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