Crescent

Crescent

Book - 2003
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Praised by critics for her first novel, "Arabian Jazz, " Diana Abu-Jaber now weaves with spellbinding magic a multidimensional love story set in the Arab-American community of Los Angeles.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393057478
039305747X
Branch Call Number: FICTION Abu-Jaber
Characteristics: 349 p. ; 25 cm

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morkoor
Jun 25, 2017

Excellent read. The author has seamlessly woven together cultural tales, present characters and their stories and the important connection food has in every cultural. Highly recommended. Lost a star because the story went in circles towards the end. The author seemed lost but greatfully was able to find her way to the finish.

WVMLStaffPicks Jan 12, 2015

This delightful novel combines romance, folk tales and current events to illustrate the Arab-American immigrant experience. Set against the backdrop of a Los Angeles community of Iraqi exiles, the author suffuses her already beautiful story with dishes and aromas from the Middle East in her belief that food is one of the most immediate and convincing ways of explaining cultural experience to another person. You will love the characters in this novel.

WVMLBookClubTitles Jun 17, 2013

This delightful novel combines romance, folk tales and current events to illustrate the Arab-American immigrant experience. Set against the backdrop of a Los Angeles community of Iraqi exiles, the author suffuses her story with dishes and aromas from the Middle East in her belief that food is one of the most immediate and convincing ways of explaining cultural experience to another person.

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rahoward
Jul 25, 2012

A really beautiful and multi-layered love story.

NYCReid Sep 12, 2011

Enjoyable story of Iraqis in Iraq and America told with love and understanding.

Amandatoryrant May 03, 2011

Fabulous story and characters. Highly recommend!

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