Jólabókaflóðið 2019: Books about War

Each year from Thanksgiving to Christmas, 606 offers up suggestions for books to tide you through the long winter nights. Pick them up at your library, buy them through your local bookstore, give them for a gift, or pick one up for yourself. We think that books are the best gifts. 

Above, The Ear of Malchus, by James Tissot.

Today’s suggestions are from my wishlist of books about war and its damages. Consider how these books could help you deepen your commitment to peace during Advent.


Hara Hotel: A Tale of Syrian Refugees in Greece by Terese Thornhill

The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil

De-Militarizing Masculinities in the Age of Empire by Simona Sharoni examines how we men and masculinities are militarized and de-militarized in the US, Israel, Palestine, and parts of Ireland.

Nonviolence in America: A Documentary History 3rd edition, edited by by Staughton Lynd and Alice Lynd takes us from colonization (William Penn) to the present moment (Standing Rock).


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