Some of the passages in the book are exceptionally insightful and well written.
I also had a hard time even liking most of the characters, as they never really seemed to develop beyond the outward description of themselves.
It is a fictional work that provides a birds' eye view into a sub culture that is very real and rich in America.
Arabian Jazz is a look at life through the eyes of an almost thirty year-old Arabian/American woman searching for identity. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Victoria Allman
Briliant! Showing a deft touch for character and charming with high hilarity, Diana Abu-Jaber introduces us to a world so beautifully realized it can only be described as... Read morePublished on March 21, 2003
This book bounces between the cute and the cliche. The reader feels there is a real story-teller waiting to get out, but suffocating under the author's clumsy craftsmanship. Read morePublished on April 13, 2001
Matussem's story gently dominates the myriad stories about his family's immigrant experiences in the United States. Read morePublished on January 10, 2000 by Myrla Magness
What a mess. The author has evidently seen more movies than she has read books; banal, cutesy and irritating, as well as badly written. Read morePublished on December 8, 1999