Jeffrey E. Stern< Back to author list
Jeffrey also is the author of THE 15:17 TO PARIS: THE TRUE STORY OF A TERRORIST, A TRAIN, and THREE AMERICAN HEROES, forthcoming from PublicAffairs.
A "...beautiful, meticulously reported debut. Mr. Stern has a gift for exposition, explaining the confusing geopolitics of the region with a blessed — and welcome — lucidity."
--The New York Times
"An extremely well-written and sensitive history of a small group of people, the author included, trying to affect discrete and measurable educational progress amid incredible obstacles."
--Dave Eggers, New York Times bestselling author of WHAT IS THE WHAT and ZEITOUN and co-founder, the Valentino Achak Deng Foundation
"A celebtration of the power of education in Afghanistan. This is an important book for anyone trying to understand the immense challenges Afghans are facing in Afghanistan and their determination to overcome them."
--Qais Akbar Omar, author of A FORT OF NINE TOWERS
"Stern immerses himself in the slums of Kabul that surround the Marefat School, one of the most successful private schools in Afghanistan, to provide a glimpse into the lives of everyday people grappling with the effects of war ... lyrical and poetic."
-- Publishers Weekly