Everyone, it seems, has a grandmother story. You know, some recollection of her in the kitchen baking cookies with you while sharing words of wisdom. Idyllic, yes?
Diana Abu-Jaber is an award-winning novelist and memoirist who weaves her American and Jordanian upbringing into her work. She teaches writing and literature at Portland State University. Abu-Jaber splits her time between Portland, Oregon and South Florida. Life Without a Recipe is her latest culinary memoir.