Happy Birthday, Diana Abu-Jaber!
A few years ago. pure serendipity led me to the fiction of Diana. First I read Crescent and then I read Origins.
They are two very distinct novels.
I would recommend the former to anyone who loves books with food, the Middle East, Anne Tyler, Barbara Kingsolver, immigration dynamics, university town experiences, mysteries and more...
I recommend Origins to a my friends who are passionate about mysteries, upstate New York, family histories....this one has a flavor of Nevada Barr and a hint of Stephen King.
Diana, I hope this doesn't offend you!
Today is Diana's Birthday! Thanks to facebook, I consider her a friend; I know more about her than I do about some of my cousins...whether we ever meet face to face is irrelevant...this is one of the joys of "social networking"...
So check out http://www.dianaabujaber.com/
I have read excerpts of the non-fiction and it is splendid stuff.