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  • The Drone Eats with Me: A Gaza Diary, Atef Abu Saif
    Beacon, 9780807049105, July 5, 2016 (Non-Fiction)

    "Atef Abu Saif’s journal of the incessant bombing of the Gaza Strip during the summer of 2014 presents a voice we usually do not hear. Saif gives names and faces to the anonymous people presented in the daily news. His personal account, presented clearly and passionately, is testimony that must be heard."

    Mary Fran Buckley, Eight Cousins (Falmouth, MA)

    The Drone Eats With Me is one man’s account of how his family survived the war in Gaza in 2014. It’s difficult to read, the way many war memoirs are, but it feels important to witness what this man experienced. Thoughtful and beautifully written, this book will leave you with a lot to think about.” 

    Ingrid Goatson, Boulder Book Store (Boulder, CO)

    “I hope this book is read with an open heart and mind by Americans of all religions and from all regions, and across the world, too. It’s not an easy read, but I feel better and more informed having read it. Set in Gaza in 2014, Saif’s memoir about a family attempting normalcy during modern-day wartime takes you into a world we read plenty of headlines about but may not understand when it comes to day-to-day life. Saif’s writing is successful in drawing a reader into a world they should know. I am so glad I read it.” 

    Sue Roegge, Chapter2Books (Hudson, WI)

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