★★★★★ The Crimson Field Review by Penny Perry

I received The Crimson Field by Rosie Malek-Yonan as a gift and read it in one sitting. I just couldn't put it down. By the time I was done, my eyes were puffy, red, and burning from crying. I don't think any book has ever touched me so deeply. I didn’t want it to end. When I finally finished the book, I sat in silence for a very long time. The experience overwhelmed me. It simply took my breath away.

The Crimson Field is about a culture and a people I was not personally familiar with but found myself immersed in the beauty of the Assyrian people and their heartbreaking struggle when faced with life altering decisions.

The characters are fully defined and multidimensional. I genuinely cared for the characters and felt that I discovered different aspect of their personality as the story unfolded. What I loved most about the characters was that like all people they, too, had flaws. Their humanity was universal.

I found the structure of the piece very intricate and I appreciated how various chapters were from the perspective of different characters. I also found it to be very cinematic. Every detail was well thought out from smells and sights to sounds and textures. I also appreciated the use of many languages that surprisingly enough didn’t become a stumbling block but added to the many layers.

The short chapters pushed the story forward at a steady pace with many unexpected twists and turns. And the ending…well, I won’t give it way. I will simply say it was brilliant! I can confidently say kudos to the author, Rosie Malek-Yonan, for masterfully taking this reader through an emotional roller coaster. I am grateful to have been taken on this most extraordinary journey.

★★★★★ Thank you by Arbella D.

Thank you Rosie for bringing international attention to the heart wrenching plight of the Assyrians who’ve survived multiple genocides and continue to be marginalized. Assyrian /Ancient Mesopotamian history is now 6767 yrs old with major contributions to civilization, arts, maths & sciences. This civilization along with its surviving members who have proudly carried on the language and traditions, despite the cruel atrocities, need to be recognized and protected. It’s time to stop so much bloodshed and heartache to a group that can offer so much more to the civilized world. Hope to see this book come on the big screen. Assyrians around the world thank you & are proud of you as a valuable ambassador.

★★★★★ A brave novel that unearths the events of the Assyrian Genocide by Reine Hanna

I read this riveting novel for the very first time many years ago, and return to it often. With each read, I walk away with a deeper appreciation for the words she has masterfully put to paper. In this book, Malek-Yonan beautifully weaves together a story of tragedy, sacrifice, and hope. Her characters stay with you long after you turn the last page. This book is unique in that it tells the story of an ancient people who have endured unimaginable suffering: the Assyrians. Re-reading the novel in recent years has been especially moving -- it is a reminder of how how history has repeated itself time and time again, but more importantly, how this people have always persevered. Malek-Yonan's brave novel unearths the events of the Assyrian Genocide, which so many have tried to bury. It is a must-read!

★★★★★ Saddening

What's saddening is the content of the book. The fact the book itself was published is a cause for great joy because it brings attention to the plight of the Assyrians, a nation which has suffered far too much. I'm thankful I picked up this text and I'll continue to reflect on what I read in the future. Also, I commend the author for her use of the English language as not many people can write a book in a language that is not their mother tongue. I know I couldn't. I thank her for this brilliant contribution to Assyrian literature and I hope this inspires other Assyrian writers to step up and release works of their own.

★★★★★ The Crimson Field by Rosie Malek-Yonan by Ninos S.

I found this book to be extremely informative about what had happened to the Assyrians in the middle east during the genocide and the hardship our ancestors had to go through, it truly touches the human's heart and soul, this book is a novel and I highly recommend it to everyone because it teaches us history of a forgotten nation by modern world that put us all at shame , I will recommend more friends to buy this book and teach it to their next generation, well done to Rosie Malek-Yonan and Monica Malek-Yonan

★★★★★ The Crimson Field is Fabulous! by Linda Lopez

I read this book while back and recently reread it and found it very insightful and educational. Beyond that a very touching story with multi dimensional characters that will have a long lasting memory. Highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn about the real Assyrian genocide.

★★★★★ The Crimson Field is a Masterpiece by brinklybrood

I must admit that I knew very little about the Assyrian people and the genocide of their nation during WWI until by chance I came across "The Crimson Field" by Rosie Malek-Yonan. I read this remarkable book in one evening. I simply couldn't put it down. The short chapters and the moving story pushed me to want to read more and yet oddly enough, I didn't want the book to end. Malek-Yonan's style of writing is very fluid and lyrical. Her command of many languages gives the books many layers. She is a master at painting clear pictures with words. She certainly took this reader on a most astonishing journey into the world of the Assyrian people. Her characters are fully developed and multi dimensional. The musical references at the beginning of certain chapters or passages, set the tone and mood beautifully. Though this book is not for the faint of heart, it is a must read for anyone who seeks a better understanding of the complexities of the Middle East. Though the story is set during WWI and progresses to the early 1960's, it still very timely today with the events unfolding in the Middle East. It seems that not much has changed in that part of the world in regards to the Assyrian people. I thinks it's just a matter of time that this book will become a major motion picture. It really is an eye-opener. Kudos to Ms. Malek-Yonan for her courage in bringing this very personal family story to light.

★★★★★ Excellent historical novel! by David

Thrower Rosie is a personal friend, and this book is one of the most graphic portrayals of what happened to a small nation of people that most of the world has forgotten. It is an addictive read as well, as you will not be able to put it down.

The message of the Assyrian Sayfo must be told to the general public, and CRIMSON FIELD is the book that has the potential of doing that in a readable, edge-of-your-seat way. Read the book, many times if possible, and understand that what Rosie is writing is not just a story, but real history that happened. If there were any criticisms I would have about it, it would be that it hasn't been made into a motion picture yet because it would make a great epic film.

★★★★★ Courageous people by Alice

This book gave me a better understanding of what our families had to endure at this time. I came to respect my Grandmother even more for all that she went through and for the courage and bravery she had to have. I also came to have a deeper feeling for the Assyrian refugees who are now enduring such hardships at this time.

★★★★★ The Crimson Field by Sami Youkhana

It is one of the best books out of so many great books I have ever read in my life. The facts and truth in this book was lived and witnessed by old close relatives of mine.Unfortunately, power, interest, and politics make great genocides as Assyrian and Armenian genocide looks like a myth in history while terrorism nations like who commits human national crimes and genocides appear like heroes. True history is being manipulated by world politics. This book is nothing but true events that is being lived and witnessed by thousands of people who survived the gruesome genocide. I recommend this book to every body who is interested in true pure history which is not manipulated and altered for political reasons.

★★★★★ The Crimson Field by Sami Youkhana

It is one of the best books out of so many great books I have ever read in my life.The facts and truth in this book was lived and witnessed by old close relatives of mine.Unfortunately, power, interest, and politics make great genocides as Assyrian and Armenian genocide looks like a myth in history while terrorism nations like who commits human national crimes and genocides appear like heroes.True history is being manipulated by world politics.This book is nothing but true events that is being lived and witnessed by thousands of people who survived the gruesome genocide. I recommend this book to every body who is interested in true pure history which is not manipulated and altered for political reasons.

★★★★★ The Crimson Field by V. Raikany

The Crimson Field is the most virtuous testimony of the 1914-1918 Assyrian Genocide. I have long searched for literature that would act as a bridge and connect me to the past. I spent many years of my life researching Assyrian history and speaking to Assyrian writers, poets and Politicians about the Genocide.

As I read the historical and literary epic novel, I could not get myself to put the book down. There were moments where I could not stop crying, and moments where my heart was filled with joy and pride for the Assyrian people. When I finished the book, I felt a rebirth of every Assyrian victim in the massacres within me. The Crimson Field incited me to create an entire music piece in a humble attempt to voice the long silent and hidden truth exposed today, on its pages.

The courage presented by author Rosie Malek-Yonan; in writing this book is the same courage displayed by the victims, when they were massacred. Today, she is their voice. She utters the truth; without any fear or justification. Through the Crimson Field, The massacres committed against the Assyrian Nation are being recognized by the world. I encourage everyone to stand by Rosie Malek-Yonan and hold The Crimson Field close to his/her heart as testimony to the massacres, in hope that the voices of the victims will be heard and the Assyrian land and people, protected. I also testify that all of the historic events delivered in this masterpiece have actually occurred and are absolutely genuine.

From a global perspective, The Crimson Field is also a great reference for those interested in understanding the roots of radical Islamic terrorism, the world is facing today. The Crimson Field demonstrates the acts of pure evil in which the United States faced; through the 911 attacks. Thus, those who committed the Assyrian Genocides carry the same banner as those who committed the 911 attacks. The Crimson Field truthfully displays the motives and missions of those who seek to destroy and kill anyone that does not follow their radical path.

The Crimson Field is a beam of light striking through a tunnel of bloodshed, rape and abuse of a Nation that was once; the cradle of civilization. The Crimson Field is a piercing and indisputable voice of those who can no longer speak for their human rights and those who are, until this day, afraid to ask for their human rights.

★★★★★ A tragic tale of suffering and hope by Zaia

Stylistically beautiful, Rosie's Crimson Fields is a delightful book to read. From a technical perspective, the story (or life story) was well crafted and skillfully weaved into a rich and tragic tapestry.

It provides a gripping account of the devastation wrought on a woman looking for her daughter and a nation searching for its destiny. It paints a vivid picture of the tragedy that befell the Assyrian people during the first global war. Throughout the book, I could the agony of my grandparents' pain in losing their home, vineyards, orchards, churches and most importantly their precious children, friends and kin-folk. A rich and vibrant culture assassinated by barbaric forces of darkness.

Madeleine's pain was palpable and real. Her misfortune was representational of what modern day Assyrians endured when they fell between the cracks of history. Her perseverance in taking with her that rose bush which reminded her of Urmi is a testament to human endurance and hopefulness. That rose lives on in the name and persona of the author - Rosie. You will not regret getting this book.

★★★★★ The Crimson Field- An encapsulating read by Dina

Turning the first page of Rosie Malek-Yonan's 'The Crimson Field' you are immediately drawn into her world, a world full of anguish, despair, sorrow, compassion, love, and most of all hope. Hope that Assyrians or any other race facing extinction/persecution can overcome such tragedy and sorrow through having faith in humanity but most of all recognition! Recognition of what all Assyrians have endured, survived and what they have overcome. For not understanding ones past; one cannot truly move on. In the case of Assyrians they are haunted by their past; a past that has been ignored and buried. Rosie Malek-Yonan unearths and exposes this past, a past full of harshness, brutality but also indiscriminate bewildering love and sincerity.

The Crimson Field takes you on an epic historical journey into what we cannot even dare to imagine. Rosie Malek-Yonan writes with conviction, and immerses us into a poetic encapsulating read. It is impossible to put The Crimson Field down. It is unrelenting in exposing the harsh and brutal reality that Assyrians faced between 1914-1918 in the Middle East. As an Assyrian reading I was faced with the grim reality of stories passed down to me by generations and the horrific fact that Assyrians still face persecution today along with the enormous sacrifices that were made in order to survive such atrocities. This is still happening but is still systematically ignored by worldwide media. They are merely known as 'Christians' but being Assyrian is much more than this. To label Assyrians in this way is only wiping out the past that they have endured; years of massacres, years of betrayal and years of being anonymous in western countries.

The Crimson Field is an excellent and compelling novel depicting the Genocide Assyrians faced and the trials and tribulations they endured. Western readers will be enlightened, horrified but also better educated concerning the Middle east and what was the first 'Genocide' in worldwide history. Uncovering the past is crucial to moving on- recognition that Assyrians exist and survived the awful chapters bestowed upon them. Much like the Jewish Holocaust the Assyrians too need acknowledgment and recognition. The Crimson Field is full of emotions told through Maghdleta a strong Assyrian woman, unmasking exteriors and divulging in the unspoken, unthinkable melancholy. You are touched and absorbed by this woman's honesty; she reveals all, all or nothing!

But its not all about despair, it is correct in saying that Maghdleta holds the same dreams and hopes that her Assyrian nation do though she also reveals the fond memories, happy days in such a melodious manner that you too are touched. The Rose bush is an excellent metaphor depicting the Assyrian plight; uprooted several times but withstanding if well kept, some roses have died and will continue to but there will be others blossoming to replace them, yet they will always have the same sturdy, embedded, and anchored roots enduring the sunshine, rain and sweet breeze blowing there untold memories adrift.

I doubt my review can do any justice to the masterful Crimson Field so I urge you yourself to experience the chef d'oeuvre!

Kindest Regards


★★★★★ Bravo! by Richard Zoumalan

The Crimson Field is a compelling tale of a family who endured an unimaginable journey. Ms. Malek-Yonan does an excellent job combining the story of a brave group of individuals with the history of the genocide that the Assyrians experienced and endured. It intertwines both grueling details of what the Assyrians were subjected to as well as an emotional tale of love, loss, and and endless search for those lost in this tragedy. Ms. Malek-Yonan does a fantastic job narrating this story and even includes details of cultural aspects, values, and a commitment to identity unique to Assyrians. This is a very special book for Assyrians as well as those interested in the history of the Middle East and one of the oldest cultures which still exists today.

Richard A. Zoumalan MD, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Beverly Hills, CA

★★★★★ Book Review by John B. Stinson

This book my have been one of the most difficult I have ever read. On the one hand, it is a perfectly straightforward presentation of events that occurred "long ago and far away." On the other hand, it is the true story of a family, a people and a nation as personified by the girl who would become the author's grandmother. There may be some who quibble with a date or an event but that misses the point: this book presents something deeper than mere dry facts. It describes the essence of things - truth isn't a one-time occurrence or even a string of occurrences. Truth is lived by real people who are authentic and pass that authenticity to the ones who follow them. Rosie Malek-Yonan has done that for the Assyrian people. There have been other terrible crimes committed against individuals and groups - perhaps there always will be. How the survivors deal with those crimes - and interpret those events to their descendants identifies their character as either virtuous or not. I read this book mid-way through a 21-month tour in Iraq with the State Department as an advisor to the Iraqi Ministries of Interior and Justice. The insights this book provided were most helpful. The events of the book happened 90 years ago. To many people of the region, that would seem like yesterday. Battles - won and lost - are still fresh in mind and the love and hatred of those events is passed on generation after generation. There are violent disputes going on today in this region over the outcome of this battle in 680 A.D. or that one in 1196. Exceptionally, many Assyrians have chosen a different path. 90 years after the death of 3 out of every 4 Assyrians through Kurdish assaults, famine, disease and exposure there are Assyrian doctors and nurses treating Kurdish sick, injured and elderly without regard to pass wrongs. Why the difference? Clearly their faith is a very large part. Rosie's book offers an additional explanation. Empowered, educated and involved women are the fundamental glue in a healthy society. The difference between the Assyrian culture and the Kurd, Turkish, Arab cultures around could not be more stark. The Assyrian women were the ones to nurture their loved ones, pick up the broken pieces and pass on the strength and values in spite of the atrocities inflicted on them and their families. They were not mere chattel for breeding or pleasure. Their strength did not depend on where they lived, what they ate or how they dressed. It was the depth of their character that made the difference. This is a hard book to read but well worth it.

★★★★★ A FABULOUS BOOK! by Bella

Rosie Malek-Yonan's historical novel, The Crimson Field, has become a permanent bookmark as the most relevant literary work by an Assyrian author. Ms. Malek-Yonan has singularly placed the Assyrian Genocide under a giant spotlight. The Crimson Field is a landmark achievement for the Assyrian nation in that it has pulled the Assyrian identity out of obscurity and into the light. A nation long thought to be forgotten has comes to life through this masterful depiction of human violence and kindness. It is truth in its absolute form. After the author has taken you on a journey of grief and unimaginable loss, the reader is finally led to walk away with a clear message of optimism. I highly recommend this book not because I am an Assyrian, but mostly because The Crimson Field transcends race, nationality and color. It is about humanity, courage, love, determination and above all hope.

★★★★★ The Crimson Field by Rob D.

The Crimson Field poetically captures the struggle of the Assyrian people. Beautifully narrated with well developed characters, I was entranced from the very first page to the last. This book is a literary masterpiece. But, it's also a lot more.

Before reading the Crimson Field, I knew very little about the Assyrian people. I had no reason to care about them or their history. This book changed that and as a result changed me. The Assyrian people have a remarkable and beautiful spirit that's full of hope and forgiveness. Despite all of their tribulations, they move on never losing hope of one day living back in their homeland in peace as a sovereign nation. The book goes into great detail of the oppression the Assyrians faced almost a hundred years ago. A little research and you'll find that the oppression still continues. The Assyrians have been scattered throughout the world and those remaining in the Middle East (primarily Iraq) face the same oppression and slayings painfully detailed in the book.

If you're a Christian this book is for you. Christians living in Europe and the United States have it very easy and yet we find so much to complain about. The Assyrian people are persecuted on a daily basis and yet they find so much to be thankful for.

This book is a must read! I'm now a big fan of Rosie Malek-Yonan and the Assyrian people.

★★★★★ The Crimson Field By Rick Jones

I am an Assyrian American. I was born in San Francisco of two Assyrians who had fled the holocaust in Urmia Persia around the 1st world war. I was enculturated with a rationalist philosophy of life, partly by the University of California and partly because it made sense to me. I perceived myself to be an American intellectual, not an Assyrian, embracing the American and European enlightenment. I attended no Assyrian church or gathering, because I thought I was not one of them. I had seen the Assyrian reliefs of 2500 years ago in the British Museum and my young children said " Daddy that's you up there". However I also studied the Impressionist in the Dordsey Museum in Paris, the pieta in St. Peters, NPR, the New Yorker and---you get the idea.

By chance I found Rosie Malek-Yonan and that led to an awakening. As I read her book I found myself identifying with my heritage. The people in the book became my people, their history my history. A novel that gave me a similar feeling to the Crimson Field was Dr. Zhivago by Pasternak. I recommend this book to anyone interested in a study of courage in the face of overwhelming power. It is suspenseful and well written.

★★★★★ The Crimson Field By D. Abraham

Rosie Malek-Yonan is by far one of the most gifted writers of our time. The Crimson Field is a poetic and lyric depiction of the horrors of the Assyrian massacres of WWI. It is most engaging and completely draws you in. Ms. Malek-Yonan took me on an extraordinary journey into the hearts and minds of the Assyrian people as they struggled for survival while facing extermination at the hands of the Ottoman Turks.

I could not put the book down. I found myself intentionally reading each chapter slower because I didn't want it to end. There were times I had tears running down my face and my heart breaking and suddenly I would find my spirits lifted as I cried with joy as the resilience and determination of the Assyrian people. Ms. Malek-Yonan paints beautiful pictures with her lyric and poetic style of writing.

I sincerely recommend reading The Crimson Field. It's a journey well worth taking.

★★★★★ The Crimson Field By D. Abraham

Rosie Malek-Yonan is by far one of the most gifted writers of our time. The Crimson Field is a poetic and lyric depiction of the horrors of the Assyrian massacres of WWI. It is most engaging and completely draws you in. Ms. Malek-Yonan took me on an extraordinary journey into the hearts and minds of the Assyrian people as they struggled for survival while facing extermination at the hands of the Ottoman Turks.

I could not put the book down. I found myself intentionally reading each chapter slower because I didn't want it to end. There were times I had tears running down my face and my heart breaking and suddenly I would find my spirits lifted as I cried with joy as the resilience and determination of the Assyrian people. Ms. Malek-Yonan paints beautiful pictures with her lyric and poetic style of writing.

I sincerely recommend reading The Crimson Field. It's a journey well worth taking.

★★★★★ Thank you for the education By A. Hovanesian

There are not enough words to express the talent and extraordinary storytelling skills of Rosie Malek-Yonan. Her book and her family's story has been utterly educational and informative. What a discovery! This book is a thrilling read and very hard to put down. I am forever grateful to Ms. Malek-Yonan for her expertise, her fantastic writing skills and the knowledge/information/facts she has passed down to the world. I crave more of what Ms. Malek-Yonan has to teach me and all of us in the world.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

★★★★★ The Crimson Field: An Eye Opener By Samir Johna

Today, I had the honor of completing the task of reading a historic novel, the "Crimson Field" by Rosie Malik Yonan, a talented Assyrian actress in Hollywood. I had my copy autographed by none other than Rosie herself 10 years ago. To be honest, I made no attempt to read it in details ever since I skimmed over may chapters! I struggled with the fact that I did not know what to expect if I open the deep scar that all Assyrians suffered from at the hands our neighbors (Turks, Kurds, and Persians). They declared the "jihad" against us even though we lived with them for thousands of years in the land we called, and continue to call "home". We shared the land and its wealth. We were good and courteous to them by their own admission.

“Guilty" is my verdict! I am not referring to Ottoman Empire and the massacres of its Christian populations during WWI, which is a fact of life in spite of their denial, rather, I am talking about my own guilt not having the courage to read this novel.

In my last trip to Washington DC, I challenged myself to visit the Holocaust museum. It is never comfortable to re-live the sufferings of any human being. This visit, never the less, instilled the courage in me to finally grab the "Crimson Field" from the same place on the shelf Where I placed it collecting dust for the last 10 years.

What I read is beyond human comprehension! I can not fathom how neighbors suddenly change into savages and plunder their neighbors, rob them, rape the women, take the children away, and finally kill whoever they feel like killing, all in the name of Allah. How could they gouge the eyes of their victims, pull the gold teeth out of their open mouths, plunge their swords into the wombs of pregnant women?

I often wondered what make humans behave this way? Do our friends and the people we lived, and continue to live with know what their ancestors had done to us? And if they do, how could they reconcile with what was done to us? And if they do not, have they made an attempt to search for the truth? I wonder if they could read a book like this one without dismissing it as lies after reading only a few pages. In fact, I challenge them to read it from cover to cover if they have the guts to do so. If and when they do, they may feel some of the pain inflicted by their ancestors on their neighbors. After all, the victims and their descendants deserve some closure.

My aim is not to shame my dear Muslim friends. Rather, like Monica Malik Yonan so eloquently stated, "the aim of this book is not to seek revenge. It is to seek recognition. The purpose of this book is not to instill hatred, but to understand the past and the events that have shaped the lives of Assyrians as a nation. You can not condemn a man today for the vile actions of his ancestors unless he, too, condones and practices the same brand of violence and hatred. You can not hold a man accountable and attack him for the deliberate sinister actions of his father if he recognizes that the actions were evil and if he does not follow in his father's footsteps. Honorable is a man who humbled himself by rising to the confession, "My father did wrong. I will not follow that path in any name."

This novel is a 450 pages of a family journey through trivial happiness that quickly faded into a human tragedy. Sadness, anguish, anger, and thousands of unanswered questions. A journey of lost memories, land, possessions, family members, friends, and ultimately a lost nation.

I have nothing to offer Rosie and Monica Malik Yonan other than my deep appreciation and gratitude for allowing me and many other readers who are not afraid of the truth to dive into their personal story, which is now my story too! It is now the untold story of nation that lost its land but never lost its cause.

Thank you !

Samir Johna, MD, MACM, FACS, FICS, Clinical Professor of Surgery, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Staff Surgeon, Southern California Permanente Medical Group

★★★★★ Insightful by S. S. Elia

The Crimson Field is a beautifully written, insightful and gripping tale, which speaks to the heart and soul of every ethnic Assyrian. The tragic events of the Assyrian Genocide at the dawn of the 20th century, as recounted by the author, personalize those barbarous times so the reader may glimpse a part of the Assyrian drama as it unfolded on the world stage. Yet it is also a tribute to the enduring Assyrian spirit and National Ethos by portraying the resilience of a small, united group of people unwilling to submit to tyranny and be lost to history. Brava Ms. Malek-Yonan for touching our fickled souls.

★★★★★ The Crimson Field by Lisa Darmousseh

I am an Assyrian women who like many others had only heard of the massacres of our people and destruction of our nation through the eyes of our grandparents and family elders. It wasn't until I started to read Rosie Malek-Yonan's, The Crimson Field that I began to understand what that really meant and the magnitude of "Genocide". I couldn't imagine what it was like, until I started to read page after page of these stories from the eyes of a woman, much like myself. I can only hope that the voices of the people who suffered this tragic death at the hands of the Turks will forever stay in our hearts and our minds. Let us not forget that the Assyrian's all over the world are still in turmoil and are still suffering and are being killed simply because they are Christian. Rosie you have united us as Assyrians and have written an historical book, your book is difficult to read only because of the truth you have exposed. You alone had the tenasity to put emotion into words is such a heartfelt way. I couldn't put this book down, I found myself getting lost in the stories and the book was so well written, I could imagine myself on those dusty roads, you are a gifted writer and I am looking forward to reading more books written by you. Thank you for your abiding faith and constant quest for the truth. From a greatful Assyrian Nation.

★★★★★ Fantastic Novel! by Yousiph Raihana

I had brought "The Crimson Field" to work with me to browse through during my lunch break. Instead, I became so totally immersed in the story that I forgot all about work! It's both entertaining and educational! Ms. Malek-Yonan does a fantastic job of telling a vital historical moment that has never truly been acknowledged before. From the very beginning it grabbed me and kept me tuned in. However, no review is complete without ticking off a couple of weak spots, the cover artwork is nothing more than phenomenal! With that being said, there is little in this novel with which to find fault. I highly recommend it to anyone, and it deserves a 5/5.

★★★★★ The Crimson Field by Laurie Asahara

The Crimson Field is Rosie Malek-Yonan's personal panegyric to her brave forebears and the steadfast Assyrians who remained unyielding through the Assyrian Genocide of 1914-1918. Her story is fully and truly epic--and Rosie is due tremendous accolades as a serious historian and masterful literary composer. I believe a lasting legacy of this important book will be its renascent effect on new generations of Assyrians heretofore lost or estranged in the Diaspora.

★★★★★ Wonderful book by Chris Isaac

This book is one of the few books that has personally touched me. The author has written a masterpiece: one that describes the horrors Assyrians encountered earlier in the 20th century. It is extremely well written and I applaude the author for a job well done.

I recommend this book to readers of all ages, interests, and religious beliefs. It will open your eye to a genocide that was once buried under our past---but only to be revisited again through this masterpiece.

★★★★★ A wonderful Read looking back in time by John A. Kanno

Rosie has captured what it must have been like in the early 1900's, almost as if she transformed herself to that period in order to write the book. This is a must read which educates what happened to the Assyrians during that dark period in Assyrian history. It is a book that once you pick it up and start reading, it is hard to put down. I can not say enough about how good a read this book is.

Congratulations on a book well written Rosie Malik Yonan.

John Kanno

★★★★★ Great book by N. Davoudi

This is a great book which shows the extents of the crimes done to Assyrians during WWI by Moslems. Even today, Assyrians are being persecuted for their only crime is being Christians. History does repeat itself and I hope books like this would make people aware of the crimes done against humanity. This book is very well written, a great story. I would recommend this book to everyone especially Assyrians so they know more about happened during WWI.

★★★★★ Great Experience by Charlie

I wasn't too sure how i would like this book. However, once i got to page thirty, I could not put the book down. I highly recommend you read The Crimson Field. You will truly have a great experience with this book. At times, your emotions will grow as you continue reading and learning about the individuals. I have given it to my friends to read as well, and they have felt the same way.

★★★★ Crimson Field by D.J.

What a story! Fabulous for insight into today's modern Assyrian! I have no doubt these stories are based in reality - there is just too much detail to be contrived; but what a sad picture they paint. A must read for anyone interested in today's middle east controversies.

★★★★ Read it, find out for yourself by A. Slewa

Crimson Field is a well developed novel bringing forth historical accounts of ethnic cleansing in regions of the former Ottoman Empire. Told through the eyes of a young girl who falls victim in this turmoil, the novel shows the struggles of a people which fight for the right of their existence. People interested in the Middle East should read this novel in order to gain an understanding of the sufferings committed upon specific minorities.

★★★★ The Crimson Field by Edvin

A must read! The interwoven historical accounts woven into the plot of this book makes it extremely hard to put down. A well written novel that allows the reader to immerse within the story line.

★★★★★ The Crimson Field by Rosie Malek-Yonan By Tripper

It was amazing! I read Rosie Malek-Yonan's The Crimson Field back in 2005 when it first came out. Once I began reading, I could not put it down. I cried, laughed, became enraged and it made me think. I never slept because I just couldn't pull myself away from it. The characters haunted me for a very long time. They lingered in my thoughts as if I knew them.

Rosie Malek-Yonan is a gifted writer who has the ability to bring the written page to life. Her style of writing is very unique. Juxtaposing tender passages with heart-stopping emotional scenes and pushing the reader to keep turning page after page.

This is one of those rare books that still sits on my coffee table and I find myself reaching for it from time to time and just re-reading a chapter or two. The chapters are not very long and are very cinematic. The author's background in film certainly has a lot to do with it.

It is a rare look into a history and culture of the Assyrian people that I had never read about. But beyond the subject matter, the style of the author's writing is so lyrical and beautiful. The Crimson Field is truly a work of art and I highly recommend it.

★★★★★ The Crimson Field by Rosie Malek-Yonan by Marganita

I love this book... it speaks the truth about what my nation's suffered and still does at the hands of evil... i am assyrian... this book made me laugh, and mostly cry at the cruelty an innocent girl magheleta faced.

★★★★★ The Crimson Field by Karolina Voulgarakis

Big page turner. I wish someone would make a movie of this book. The world should know what happened to the Assyrians.

★★★★★ Astonished by Azita Goodrich

This book is a masterpiece. Rosie Malek Yonan created this beautifully written history of Assyrian's nation combined with a deep view from within. Stories of families who wanted nothing else but living their daily lives and continue to honor their culture and traditions. This is the story of those who's hopes and lives where destroyed and taken away by man's hatred and ignorance. I couldn't put down this book. Every page was pulling me to read more.

★★★★★ A Rare Gem! by Jack Jones Shawnnesy

Few books manage to leave a lasting impression. The kind of feeling that you just can't shake off. The Crimson Field is one of those rare gems. It will haunt you for a very long time. Rosie Malek-Yonan took me on an unexpected emotional roller coaster ride through the lives of a people I didn't know still existed. I am grateful for the education.

When a book can manage to make the reader's heart race and evoke all kinds of emotions, it is the sign of an extraordinary and talented writer. Ms. Malek-Yonan's remarkable talent as an author is in her ability to paint vividly clear pictures with words.

The author writes: "Good and evil lives in all of us...The human race is gentle and cruel. Time and time again we will be asked to demonstrate our capacity for good and evil." Beyond its historical significance, The Crimson Field is a study in human behavior which makes this a truly universal story of survival.

Ms. Malek-Yonan's Assyrian Requiem for her nation is a great literary masterpiece.

★★★★★ The Best Christian Writing by Jossey Bass

Ms. Rosie Malek Yonan succeeded in winning what writing is, facts and personal experiences into a novel, into a book at its best.