Origin (Hardcover)

By Diana Abu-Jaber

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393064551, 384pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2007

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“Origin is a page-turner that women fiction-lovers will certainly enjoy. Lena, a fingerprint analyst, is searching for her own beginnings while investigating a number of SIDS cases. This is a novel that will keep you guessing until the end.”
— Sarah Galvin, The Bookstore Plus, Lake Placid, NY
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Orphaned as a child, out of place as an adult, gifted with delicate and terrifying powers of intuition, Lena finds herself playing a critical role in the case. But then there is the mystery of her own childhood to solve....Could the improbable deaths of a half-dozen babies be somehow connected to her own improbable survival The beauty and originality of Diana Abu-Jaber's writing are here accompanied by deft, page-turning narrative tension and atmosphere, tugging the reader to an unforgettable conclusion.