Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War
In the Fall of 2003, as Iraq descended into Civil War, Annia Ciezadlo spent her honeymoon in Baghdad. For the next six years, she lived in Baghdad and Beirut, where she dodged bullets during sectarian street battles, chronicled the Arab world’s first peaceful revolution, and watched Hezbollah commandos invade her Beirut neighborhood. Throughout all of it, she broke bread with Sunnis and Shiites, warlords and refugees, matriarchs and mullahs. Day of Honey is her story of the hunger for food and friendship during wartime—a communion that feeds the soul as much as the body.
2012 Nonfiction Runner-Up
Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | History | Nonfiction
Ciezadlo , A. (2011). Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War. New York, NY: Free Press.