Books by Elliot Ackerman

WAITING FOR EDEN by Elliot Ackerman
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"An affecting, spare, and unusual novel."
Wounded terribly in Iraq three years ago, a soldier awaits his death in a burn center in San Antonio, and we learn of his fate through a surprising, unconventional, and risky narrative strategy. Read full book review >
DARK AT THE CROSSING by Elliot Ackerman
Released: Jan. 25, 2017

"Ackerman humanizes a war fraught with tragedy and seemingly without resolution."
A timely novel about tension at the border between Turkey and Syria—and about the personal costs involved in trying to join the conflict in the Middle East. Read full book review >
GREEN ON BLUE by Elliot Ackerman
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Ackerman writes in a deliberately flat style that emphasizes personalities rather than military action—and he does justice to the political and moral difficulties of contemporary Afghanistan."
Set in contemporary Afghanistan, Ackerman's tale unfolds through the eyes of Aziz Iqtbal, a young man whose brother is wounded in the bombing of a bazaar—and who vows to get revenge.
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