Meet author Diana Abu-Jaber

Books and Books Coral Gables June 29th, 2007Books and Books Coral Gables presents and evening with author Diana Abu-Jaber for a reading and discussion on her new novel entitled Origin. From ethnicity, to culture, to food and family this writer has explored the quest for identity and the need to belong, but never more primarily than she does in her new breakout novel Origin. This spellbinding, stylish literary thriller introduces readers to Lena Dawson, a forensic fingerprint expert on the trail of a possible infant killer. Against the bleak backdrop of snowy Syracuse, the case awakens in Lena, an orphan, and shadowy recollections of her own childhood. Diana Abu-Jaber is the author of novels such as Crescent, Arabian Jazz, and The Language of Baklava. She grew up in Syracuse and now divides her time between Portland, Oregon, and Miami. For more information, please call: 305.442.4408

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