Behind every VIA article there's an intrepid reporter risking sunburn on an exotic Tahitian cruise, indigestion on San Francisco's best food tours, and over-exfoliation in the West Coast's most relaxing spas. These are the men and women who lived to tell the tale.
Diana Abu-Jaber's American and Jordanian heritage has played a major role in her writing. Her novel Arabian Jazz, a humorous look at a first generation Arab-American family, won the 1994 Oregon Book Award and was nominated for the National PEN/Hemingway award. She teaches at Portland State University. Visit her Web site at www.dianaabujaber.com.