Editor’s Note

“New release…”Straddled between the gentrifying world of San Francisco and the chaos of the Yemeni civil war, Eggers’ true tale of a man’s attempt to restore glory to the Yemeni coffee industry is equal parts thrilling and inspiring.
Scribd Editor


From bestselling author Dave Eggers, the incredible true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana’a by civil war.

Mokhtar Alkhanshali is twenty-four and working as a doorman when he discovers the astonishing history of coffee and Yemen’s central place in it. He leaves San Francisco and travels deep into his ancestral homeland to tour terraced farms high in the country’s rugged mountains and meet beleaguered but determined farmers. But when war engulfs the country and Saudi bombs rain down, Mokhtar has to find a way out of Yemen without sacrificing his dreams or abandoning his people.

Published: Penguin Random House Audio on
ISBN: 0735205787
List price: $20.0
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