Mother Jones: 20 Notable Reads of 2016

Mother Jones includes “Pumpkinflowers” on its year-end list of 20 recommended books, describing it like this:

“This is a 21st-century war story, with all of the IEDs, propaganda videos, jihadi groups we’re accustomed to—but one told in the restrained, introspective style of the World War I writers Friedman turned to for inspiration. It’s partly an engrossing personal story, partly a history of a forgotten chapter in Middle East conflict, and one of the best-written books I’ve read in years.”

The full list is here.