From the archives: Diana Abu-Jaber on 'Birds of Paradise'

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Diana Abu-Jaber’s 2011 book, “Birds of Paradise,” won the National Arab American Book Award and was named a top book pick by NPR in 2011.
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Author Diana Abu-Jaber returns to MPR News this week.

Friday’s Big Books and Bold Ideas will feature a conversation between host Kerri Miller and Abu-Jaber about her latest novel, “Fencing with the King,” a book set in Jordan that explores family dynamics and inheritance.

It’s not the first time Abu-Jaber and Miller have talked. For this week’s blast from the past, enjoy their 2011 discussion about “Birds of Paradise,” which NPR named one of the top books of that year and won a 2012 Arab-American National Book Award.


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