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Birds of Paradise

(2011)
A novel by

 
 
A multilayered, beautifully textured novel about family and self, self-indulgence and generosity, against the vivid backdrop of contemporary Miami.

In the tropical paradise that is Miami, Avis and Brian Muir are still haunted by the disappearance of their ineffably beautiful daughter, Felice, who ran away when she was thirteen. Now, after five years of modeling tattoos, skateboarding, clubbing, and sleeping in a squat house or on the beach, Felice is about to turn eighteen. Her family - Avis, an exquisitely talented pastry chef; Brian, a corporate real estate attorney; and her brother, Stanley, the proprietor of Freshly Grown, a trendy food market - will each be forced to confront their anguish, loss, and sense of betrayal. Meanwhile, Felice must reckon with the guilty secret that drove her away, and must face her fear of losing her family and her sense of self forever.

This multilayered novel about a family that comes apart at the seams - and finds its way together again - is totally involving and deeply satisfying, a glorious feast of a book.

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February 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Birds of Paradise (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series)
Author(s): Diana Abu-Jaber
ISBN: 1-4104-4507-0 / 978-1-4104-4507-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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August 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Birds of Paradise: A Novel
Author(s): Diana Abu-Jaber
ISBN: 0-393-06461-1 / 978-0-393-06461-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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Paperback Editions

May 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Birds of Paradise: A Novel
Author(s): Diana Abu-Jaber
ISBN: 0-393-34259-X / 978-0-393-34259-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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Audio Editions

September 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Birds of Paradise
Author(s): Diana Abu-Jaber
ISBN: 1-61174-577-2 / 978-1-61174-577-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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September 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Birds of Paradise
Author(s): Diana Abu-Jaber
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

September 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Birds of Paradise: A Novel
Author(s): Diana Abu-Jaber
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA