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An Arab-American novel as delicious as Like Water for Chocolate.

Praised by critics from The New Yorker to USA Today for her first novel, Arabian Jazz ("an oracular tale that unfurls like gossamer"), Diana Abu-Jaber weaves with spellbinding magic a multidimensional love story set in the Arab-American community of Los Angeles.

Thirty-nine-year-old Sirine, never married, lives with a devoted Iraqi-immigrant uncle and an adoring dog named King Babar. She works as a chef in a Lebanese restaurant, her passions aroused only by the preparation of food - until an unbearably handsome Arabic literature professor starts dropping by for a little home cooking. Falling in love brings Sirene's whole heart to a boil - stirring up memories of her parents and questions about her identity as an Arab American.

Written in a lush, lyrical style reminiscent of The God of Small Things, infused with the flavors and scents of Middle Eastern food, and spiced with history and fable, Crescent is a sensuous love story and a gripping tale of risk and commitment.

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Hardback Editions

August 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Crescent (Beeler Large Print Series)
Author(s): Diana Abu-Jaber
ISBN: 1-57490-557-0 / 978-1-57490-557-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas t Beeler
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March 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Crescent: A Novel
Author(s): Diana Abu-Jaber
ISBN: 0-393-05747-X / 978-0-393-05747-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
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Paperback Editions

April 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Crescent: A Novel
Author(s): Diana Abu-Jaber
ISBN: 0-393-32554-7 / 978-0-393-32554-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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May 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Crescent
Author(s): Diana Abu Jaber
ISBN: 0-330-41327-9 / 978-0-330-41327-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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May 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Crescent(PB)
Author(s): Diana Abu-Jaber
ISBN: 0-330-42765-2 / 978-0-330-42765-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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June 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Crescent
Author(s): Diana Abu-Jaber
ISBN: 0-330-41328-7 / 978-0-330-41328-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Audio Editions

December 2003 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Crescent
Author(s): Diana Abu-Jaber
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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December 2003 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Crescent
Author(s): Diana Abu-Jaber
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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December 2003 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Crescent
Author(s): Diana Abu-Jaber
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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May 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Crescent
Author(s): Diana Abu-Jaber
ISBN: 1-56511-773-5 / 978-1-56511-773-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Highbridge Audio
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April 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Crescent
Author(s): Diana Abu-Jaber
ISBN: 1-56511-774-3 / 978-1-56511-774-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
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Kindle Editions

May 2004 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Crescent: A Novel
Author(s): Diana Abu-Jaber
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA