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by Diana Abu-Jaber

Free eBook Birds of Paradise: A Novel download ISBN: 039334259X
Author: Diana Abu-Jaber
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (May 7, 2012)
Language: English
Pages: 384
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Size MP3: 1170 mb
Size FLAC: 1472 mb
Rating: 4.1
Format: lit mbr mobi docx


Diana Abu-Jaber’s gorgeous novel explores the ways a modern family can break down and be reborn.

Diana Abu-Jaber’s gorgeous novel explores the ways a modern family can break down and be reborn. She writes with a precise, almost poetic distillation of feeling, heightened in contrast to the ripe, exuberant landscape and the unsettled feelings of a family in limbo. Amy Driscoll, Miami Herald. With Birds of Paradise, Abu-Jaber has made an amazing, gigantic leap into rare air, that hazy stratosphere we jokingly call The Big Time. Her novel is that worthy, and that beautiful. Christine Selk, The Oregonian.

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Finally, a novel of literary suspense that gets almost everything right-forensically and psychologically.

A multilayered, beautifully textured novel about family and self, self-indulgence and generosity, against the vivid backdrop of contemporary Miami. Finally, a novel of literary suspense that gets almost everything right-forensically and psychologically. -Sarah Weinman, Baltimore SunIn 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.

She and her family divide time between Miami, Florida, and Portland, Oregon. Библиографические данные. Birds of Paradise: A Novel.

In what ways does the novel show us how we might be creative? Think of how characters like Avis, Emerson, and Stanley demonstrate creativity in their own ways. Abu-Jaber Diana - Birds of Paradise - скачать книгу.

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Birds of Paradise Diana Abu-Jaber Önizleme Yok - 2012. Tümünü görüntüle . Yazar hakkında (2011). She and her family divide time between Miami, Florida, and Portland, Oregon.

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Diana Abu-Jaber’s novel presents the lushness of Miami, and a teenager lost in i. From the verdant streets of Coral Gables to the back lots of Little Haiti and the seedy underbelly of Miami Beach, the metropolis is floridly, meticulously detailed.

“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

At thirteen, Felice Muir ran away from home to punish herself for some horrible thing she had done―leaving a hole in the hearts of her pastry-chef mother, her real estate attorney father, and her foodie-entrepreneurial brother. After five years of scrounging for food, drugs, and shelter on Miami Beach, Felice is now turning eighteen, and she and the family she left behind must reckon with the consequences of her actions―and make life-affirming choices about what matters to them most, now and in the future.
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Wanenai
I read this novel for its Miami setting without being disappointed. From a purely literary point of view I am not sure the "holistic* approach works as each family member recounts a chapter., I think this is fragmenting and disorienting.. Apart from the climactic attack Felice's beach life seems rather tame, modelling assignments and nightclubs... Attractive even.... While Avis's culinary pursuits I suspect might have been better served in another novel more particularly reserved for them.... It is all tied up too nicely in the end. What about Solange? What about Fernanda? There is a lot of good writing.... But I think there is too much going on in this novel... A sharper narrower focus could yield story and intensity of very fine literary quality.
DEAD-SHOT
This is my first time reviewing a book on Amazon, or anywhere, but I enjoyed it so much I had to share.

Truth be told, I've been reading mostly non fiction for the past few years, self help, food books, et al and was getting tired of them and just wanted to "escape" into a book that would take me away. I had just finished "A Walk in the Woods" and thought I'd check out a local Miami talent so purchased the Kindle version of Birds of Paradise.

Normally, I would not have picked up this book because I don't read a lot of books about "kids" so initially the subject matter didn't necessarily appeal to me, but the fact that the author is a local Miamian, I wanted to support her but also I was curious about the inclusion of the pastries! I soon found out that Birds of Paradise was not a book about a "kid" but much more than that and the fact that the pastry making was interwoven throughout, actually drove me crazy with cravings!

I really enjoyed it. I like books that make me think...and this one did. It made me think about my friend's daughter who is a bit too "grown up" at 12, it made me think about my own innocence at that age, it made me think about my own marriage. I like that.

I also enjoyed the Miami setting and the time frame as I, myself, moved to Miami in the summer of 2005, just in time for hurricanes Katrina, Wilma and Rita AND I became a realtor and went to all the events for the pre-con phase! It made the book that much more real to me.

Abu-Jabar's writing style is descriptive and took me "there" to the book's setting, I could see Avis' backyard, imagine her sugary kitchen and the heaviness of sub tropical life in Miami.

Well done. I truly took pleasure in reading it and highly recommend this. Thanks!
Golkree
I bought this book because it is about troubled teenagers in a wealthy Miami community... I have been reading this book for a year.... I liked it, I felt bad for the daughter, but the parents were genuinely hurt and afraid for her. They really try hard to find out why the norm could not work for their daughter... At 14 she runs away and lives from alley to alley, to a friends home or anyplace where anyone will let her and help to feed her; but she is on drugs as well... This is where I basically stopped reading it... I felt that she was a spoiled child who had no business being out there on her own. I haven't figured out yet why the police haven't picked her up yet!!!! This has now become one of my bathroom library books. Hopefully, I will pick it up again and finish it.... my bathroom books usually take about a year to read..... so, we shall seeeeee!!! I'll be back!!
Angana
I really wanted to like this book as I loved Diana Abu-Jaber's first 3 books, but I didn't like Origin or Birds of Paradise. To me, this latest book seemed very flat with cardboard characters, and much of it wasn't believable.The more I got into the book the less I liked it, and it seemed very disjointed; including Felice's reasons for running away , her being able to survive for 5 years as a run-away but still be lovely and unharmed by the experience that seems totally nuts. In reality she probably would have been on hard drugs, eating from trash cans, and turning tricks none of which is really dealt it. it's very lyrical and poetic, but it's not realistic or believable, and ultimately it became very tedious and annoying. I totally agree with some of the comments that were made, this is really annoying book.
Crescent and Arabian Jazz were very good books, and I loved them, and I also loved Ms. Abu-Jaber's family memoir - The Language of Baklava. I wish she would get back to writing other books similar in style to her earlier books as they were far more interesting and more engaging than her later 2 books, and additionally the characters in the earlier books were much better portrayed.
Diab
As an educator, I found Diana Abu-Jaber's beautifully written novel, Birds of Paradise, to be a realistic view of middle-school age "mean girls" and the damage their insensitivity can cause for them and their families. This book, therefore, raises important questions about family: Can we always protect our children? Are we bad parents if we don't know about our children's hidden lives and guilt? Can we forgive them? Can we forgive ourselves? How does the way we were parented affect our parenting? Why does each family member seem to deal with tragedy differently? Are we immoral if we are attracted to someone other than our spouse? Are we judgemental of families in turmoil? Do we think that our family could never become ripped apart? If the unthinkable happened, do we have the strength to deal with the fallout? These are just a few questions inspired by this many-layered novel. The themes of birds of paradise, baking, gardening, gentrification, and storms generate many more thoughtful reflections. I believe the best way to read this book is with one or more friends. The issues Birds of Paradise raises are too important not to discuss them with others.
Nothing personal
This was a terrific story with quite an exciting twist at the end. I truly enjoyed reading this book. The Author was vivid and imaginative but relative to real life. Loved it!!!!