Canada’s National Post has chosen “Pumpkinflowers” as one of the top 99 books of 2016. The editors write:
“Friedman recounts a small group of soldiers’ defence of a single hill in Lebanon as a microcosm for regional conflict and many asymmetrical conflicts worldwide. Friedman, one of those young soldiers, has gone on to become one of our most impressive narrative nonfiction writers.”
The full list is here.