by Diana Abu-Jaber
Reviewed by Janet:
In this memoir, novelist Diana Abu-Jaber, author of Crescent and Birds of Paradise, looks at her life as a celebration of journeying without a map, of finding one’s own way through life in a way that may not meet the proscribed steps and stages that are commonly expected. She embraces the moment, trying relationships that may not last and making a family on her own terms. Using the contrasting influences of her German grandmother and her Jordanian father – especially in food – Abu-Jaber celebrates the family that influenced and supported her journey.