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.
A good read for Historical fiction lovers.
4 Jan, 2014
A must read for every book lover!
23 Dec, 2013
15 Dec, 2013
A story on Israel and Palestinian conflict - a story about human emotions and triumph of human spirit under adversity.
31 Aug, 2014
A saga depicting journey from no one to someone.
24 Jul, 2014
15 Apr, 2014
Well Written - Nothing namesake or dragging
10 Apr, 2014
The Almond Tree
13 Mar, 2014
1 Dec, 2013
A fascinating read
15 Jun, 2014