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Elliot Ackerman

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Elliot Ackerman served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and is the recipient of the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart. A former White House Fellow, his essays and fiction have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, and Ecotone, among others. He currently lives in Istanbul and writes on the Syrian Civil War

Average rating: 3.81 · 3,062 ratings · 585 reviews · 5 distinct worksSimilar authors
Waiting for Eden

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Dark at the Crossing

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Green on Blue

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Istanbul Letters

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Elliot Ackerman and 55 other people liked Zoeytron's review of Waiting for Eden:
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"The horrors of war brought home.  Small book, huge import.  Soul bruising."
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"So incredibly sad!
I rarely read books like this. Heck, I’ve never read a book like this.

The Iraq war - 15 years in at least seven countries-
yet -it’s hard to feel the magnitude of how much this war has affected my life.... and my kids lives.
I d..." Read more of this review »
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"Many moons ago, when I was a junior in high school I read a book for my contemporary history class, called, Johnny got his gun. Several years back I read a novel called, Never let you go, and I had such a strong, visceral reation to those two book..." Read more of this review »
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"This is the heaviest tiny book I've ever read. This beautifully written book will hold your heart and break it; will give you an appreciation of the fragility of life; and will haunt you. I don't think I will forget these three characters, their s..." Read more of this review »
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“They'd all be buried together, and Haris imagined the seeds in the girl's pocket growing shoots that would swaddle them beneath the earth, the barley sprouting upward, an unexpected crop reaching toward the sun.”
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“Like the bottom of a lake, the trees trapped a cold reminder that the sun struggles to touch all parts of the earth equally.”
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“ear about how I’d killed Gazan, and in that moment, when he knew what”
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