A "beautifully rendered portrait" of Sarajevo.
-- Mark Danner, New York Review of Books
``Brilliantly captures the sense of civilian Sarajevo heroism -- its pluck, irony, stoicism... focusing on one Sarajevo street, Demick is able to evoke the reality of life in the city with accuracy and nuance.''
--David Rieff, Philadelphia Inquirer
``A first-rate reporter. (Demick) has spared us the soggy history of old Balkan hates and geopolitical claptrap...If you can read only one book about Bosnia, this should be the one." --Advance praise from Mary McGrory, Washington Post columnist
"The figure of 250,000 is too awesome for most Americans to grasp. So take a walk on Logavina Street... -- you'll learn a lot about the heroism and courage of the human race." --Advance praise from Georgie Anne Geyer, syndicated columnist
"Barbara Demick shapes the history of one city street into a small masterpiece."
--Advance praise from Jim Dwyer, columnist New York Daily News
About the Author
Barbara Demick is the Beijing bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times
and author of Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
, which won the 2010 BBC Samuel Johnson award, the U.K.'s top non-fiction prize. A foreign correspondent for more than 15 years, she has covered China, Korea, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Her coverage of Sarajevo for the Philadelphia Inquirer
won the Robert F. Kennedy award, the Polk Award and was a finalist for the Pulitizer. Demick's work has also appeared in the New Yorker
and the Paris Review