This is an eye-opening account of girls defying Afghanistan’s rigid gender expectations - at the insistence of their families, and with tacit community consent, these girls grow up living as boys. This may sound like a revolutionary movement, but in fact, these children have existed throughout Afghan history, as a response to a system that necessitates having at least one son. But what happens when these sons grow up, and turn back into women in time to be married? And if the Taliban regains control of the country, how will these children and their families fare? Nordberg write humbly; she simply steps back and lets her subjects tell their stories of seeking freedom from and through gender. It's riveting.

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Published: Crown - September 16th, 2014

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Essential reading for anyone trying to understand Israel today. Ari Shavit, a columnist for the leading Israeli newspaper Haaretz and a commentator on public TV, tells the story of his own family’s history and the evolution of Israel itself. He struggles to balance his deep commitment to the survival of an ever-threatened Jewish state with the anguish he feels about the wrongs his country has done to Palestinians and others. There are no simple answers in the Middle East, he writes, offering what a New York Times reviewer called both a love story about Israel and “a book of lamentation, a moral cri de Coeur,” about what Israel has become

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Published: Spiegel & Grau - November 19th, 2013

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If you’re one of those people for whom a neighborhood shawarma stand is as necessary as a coffeeshop or a WiFi hotspot (or a bookstore!), you will be delighted to discover Annia Ciezadlo’s memoir of living, reporting, cooking, and eating in the Middle East. Like all great food writing, Day Of Honey (Free Press, $26) covers more than cuisine—it’s the story of Ciezadlo’s marriage into a fractious Lebanese family and her career as a war correspondent in Baghdad and Beirut. But food is the foundation: as Ciezadlo confesses, “I am always, always hungry.” Whether she is zig-zagging Baghdad’s ancient neighborhoods to dine with her sources or shopping with the founders of Lebanon’s slow-food movement, Ciezadlo’s culinary wanderings provide an intimate portrait of daily life in wartime. Her recipe collection is a mouthwatering bonus.

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