Books A Woman in the Crossfire Diaries of the Syrian Revolution by Samar Yazbek and Max Weiss Paperback, 269 pages, Consortium Book Sales & Dist, List Price: $18.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleA Woman in the CrossfireSubtitleDiaries of the Syrian RevolutionAuthorSamar Yazbek and Max Weiss Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary A journalist's account of the Syrian uprising describes her role in an opposition group, encounters with authorities, life with her daughter underground, observations of early demonstrations and escape to Europe. Genres: Politics & Public Affairs Nonfiction History & Society Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about A Woman in the Crossfire A Syrian book vendor waits for customers at his street stall in the old city of Damascus, Syria, on Sept. 24, 2011. Muzaffar Salman/AP hide caption toggle caption Muzaffar Salman/AP Parallels Lions, Leaders And Lingerie: 5 Great Reads From Syria September 5, 2013 Do recent events have you wishing for more insight into Syria? Critic Marcela Valdes — with some help from experts on the region — recommends five great reads. From the diaries of a threatened novelist to a study of Syrian lingerie, these books reveal new facets of a complex country.