Origin by Diana Abu-Jaber
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By Diana Abu-Jaber


A Novel

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Origin by Diana Abu-Jaber

Book Description

In this "mystery of cold beauty and dark isolation, written with crystalline precision" (Miami Herald), a series of crib deaths in Syracuse, New York, draws the attention of police and national media. Is a serial infant murderer at large?A "haunting story, icy cold in its upstate New York setting but glowing with the unusual brightness of its heroine" (Eugene Weekly), Origin stars a solitary fingerprint examiner who finds herself playing a critical role in the case. Diana Abu-Jaber, a "gifted and graceful writer" (Chicago Tribune), masterfully "transcends formula" (Kirkus Reviews) as "the tension of Origin escalates, shaped as much by beautifully nuanced prose as menacing events" (New York Daily News). Reading group guide included.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393331554
ISBN-10: 0393331555
Format: Paperback
(211mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 6-May-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Diana Abu-Jaber

Life Without a Recipe by Diana Abu-Jaber Life Without a Recipe, Paperback (June 2017)

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

Birds of Paradise by Diana Abu-Jaber Birds of Paradise, Paperback (June 2012)

"A full-course meal, a rich, complex and memorable story that will leave you lingering gratefully at [Abu-Jaber's] table."-Ron Charles, Washington Post

Origin by Diana Abu-Jaber Origin, Hardback (June 2007)

A fingerprint expert's investigation of a series of crib deaths leads her back to the mystery of her own childhood.

Crescent by Diana Abu-Jaber Crescent, Paperback (May 2004)

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

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Author Biography - 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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