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    The Almond Tree (English, Paperback, Michelle Cohen Corasanti)

    The Almond Tree  (English, Paperback, Michelle Cohen Corasanti)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Prakash Books
    • ISBN: 9788172344870, 8172344872
    • Edition: 2013
    • Pages: 352
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    The Almond Tree, by Michelle Cohen Corasanti, is a story of Palestinians in Israel and Gaza, a community of people always in the news and most often misinterpreted and misunderstood.

    Summary of the Book

    The Almond Tree is a story of perseverance and unfathomable courage and pain. Ahmed Hamid, a is a gifted and very intelligent 12-year-old boy. Everyone in the village admires him and is impressed by him. Living on occupied land, his family lives with the constant fear of losing their homes, jobs and belongings. On his twelfth birthday, this fear becomes a harsh reality. Ahmed’s father gets imprisoned and all their possessions and their home gets confiscated. What will Ahmed do to save his family? He embarks on an inspiring journey using his intellect to rescue his family.

    About Michelle Cohen Corasanti

    Michelle Cohen Corasanti is a Jewish-American author. She has a BA from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an MA from Harvard University, both in Middle Eastern Studies. She also holds a law degree. She has lived in many countries like France, Spain, Egypt and England and spent seven years living in Jerusalem. The Almond Tree is her first novel.

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    • Publication Year
      • 2013 November
    • Book Type
      • Fiction Book
    Contributors
    • Authored By
      • Michelle Cohen Corasanti
    Dimensions
    • Width
      • 5 inch
    • Height
      • 8 inch
    • Weight
      • 255 g
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    5

    Super!

    Nice book.
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    KARTHI MS

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    20 Jan, 2018

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    A story on Israel and Palestinian conflict - a story about human emotions and triumph of human spirit under adversity.

    Written about a Palestinian boy and his family alongwith other Arabs stuck in the occupied land by Israel. It talks about the ongoing war upon a religious faith, suppression of freedom, loss of innocence and the innocent victims buried under this hatred. In this sheer darkness of human existence, there's one man (Baba) who suffers through torture, inhuman conditions and imprisonment for no fault of his and yet he's the guiding light of his eldest son Hamid. Hamid has no money, no comforts, li...
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    Anjana

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    31 Aug, 2014

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    A saga depicting journey from no one to someone.

    About Author:

    Michelle Cohen Corasanti has a BA from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an MA from Harvard University, both in Middle Eastern Studies. She also holds a law degree. A Jewish American, she has lived in France, Spain, Egypt and England, and spent seven years living in Jerusalem. She currently lives in New York with her family. The Almond Tree is her debut novel.

    Plot: 5/5

    ‘The Almond Tree’ a novel based on the conflict, going on between Palestine and Israel, known as most int...
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    sonal agrawal

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    24 Jul, 2014

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    Must Read

    It is a very nice book for anyone who has got a keen thrust to read about different culture and struggle of the people at certain point of their life, and constant fight to stay close and compressed. This book is a noteworthy and must read for everyone. It teaches a lot and definitely comes with a message , this book is worth of your time.
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    Pria Ghosh

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    15 Apr, 2014

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    Well Written - Nothing namesake or dragging

    Enjoyed reading the book, an eye opener into the dirtier side of the Middle East. Writing style is a lot similar to Khaled Hosseni.
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    Arun Mathew

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    10 Apr, 2014

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    The Almond Tree

    The Almond Tree is Michelle Cohen Corasanti's debut novel and tells the story of Ichmad Hamid, a young Palestinian man. In it, Corasanti takes a sensitive look at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through Ichmad's life journey.

    This is an ambitious first novel - not only because Corasanti adopts the viewpoint of a male protagonist, but also because she is Jewish American herself.

    Corasanti obviously feels deep compassion for her main characters. This sympathy helps her create a story that ...
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    Ritu Kaushal

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    13 Mar, 2014

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    A good read for Historical fiction lovers.

    The Almond Tree : Is a story about a 12 year old Palestinian child Ahmed Hamid as he encounters several challenges to survive right from his birth. Set in the backdrop of war the author has created an era of 1955 and carried forward with various life events of the protagonists as he and his family faces the trauma and effects of war – hunger, fear , death, lack of education or any future prospects of a good career. In spite of these short comings Hamid manages to take the responsibilities of ...
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    Swarupa Chavan

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    4 Jan, 2014

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    A must read for every book lover!

    The Almond Tree is about loss, pain, tolerance, perseverance and achievement! It tells the story of love and friendship. This story is about Ahmad, his family and their sufferings. A beautiful bond between a father and a son.

    Narration of the story is so beautiful that you can feel the pain and emotions. There are some heart wrenching moments that touch your heart. Situations and characters are very well defined.

    I loved this book for a powerful story, wonderful narration, some inspirationa...
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    Tarang

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    23 Dec, 2013

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    Topnotch read

    This book has a very strong story line and is brilliantly narrated. It intrigues the reader from the beginning and makes it difficult to pause. The author has done an amazing job with her first book. With a bold plot and the rich characterization, this book talks about the struggle of people in Palestine. Every character was given equal role and the narration was outstanding. With simple language, the story was very clear and the flow was maintained throughout the book. The way of handling Sc...
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    Abhinand Jaguva

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    15 Dec, 2013

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    Complete Masterpiece!

    Powerfull story...

    Very Emotional...

    Complete Materpiece... Hats Off to Michelle Cohen Corasanti to give 100% justice to the story of Ahmed Hamid.

    I read this book and had long conversation with the author of this book, You inspire me Michelle Cohen Corasanti. The way you wrote the story was so brilliant. I learned a lot from the book. Courage, perseverance, intelligence, dignity, fight for your right, faith, love and hope. The book was a complete masterpiece. Funny for I can never be as b...
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    Yawar khan

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