Archives for March 2014
The Almond Tree recommended on Catalan National TV. Video available at: http://www.tv3.cat/3alacarta/#/videos/4877331.
Watch the Italian book-trailer from Feltrinelli on YouTube.
Qestions and answers with Michelle Cohen Corasanti, author of The Almond Tree – a story of Palestinian life under Israeli rule with hope for a better future. I previously posted a review of The Almond Tree, which is being described by some as a Palestinian version of The Kite Runner. The book tells the story of a Palestinian […]
Jewish-American author Michelle Cohen Corasanti tells Abdullah Khan why she chose to tell the Palestinian side of the story in her novel The Almond Tree. Michelle Cohen Corasanti, a Jewish-American writer, uses the Israel-Palestine conflict as the backdrop of her debut novel, The Almond Tree, which tells the inspiring story of a poor Palestinian boy […]
The Almond Tree,’ a gateway book for westerners learning the Palestinian story Pamela Olson on July 1, 2013 A review of The Almond Tree, by Michelle Cohen Corasanti. I’ll admit, I started reading this novel with a bit of trepidation. A Jewish-American woman writing a historical novel from the perspective of a young Palestinian man requires serious […]
Reading “The Almond Tree”, a Kite-Runner-like epic of Palestinian life by Michelle Cohen Corasanti, makes you aware of what it’s like to exist under Israeli rule. Put yourself in the shoes of Ichmad Hamid, a young boy growing up in a Palestinian village in the year 1955. No, sorry, that’s something you can’t do. Ichmad’s […]
By MUHAMMAD HASSAN MIRAJ The book reached me somehow. From Darya Ganj, Delhi to DHA, Islamabad, it was a difficult ride and took almost a month’s time. Writing a review is a formatted job, where set patterns eventually rob the pleasure of reading. But this was never the case with Michelle Cohen Corasanti’s The Almond Tree. […]
The Almond Tree by Michelle Cohen Corasanti READING novels is not high on my “to do” list, although I have made exceptions for those with social or historical elements. The Almond Tree was one of those exceptions and it turned out to be a moving and powerful novel based on historical events, which the writer […]
By Abdullah Khan. Before the Zionists came to stake claim on Palestine as ‘a land without people waiting for a people without land’, Palestine was a cosmopolitan, multicultural and multi-religious society with Christians, Muslims and Jews living together peacefully. The creation of Israel in 1948 was the catastrophe for the native Palestinian Christians and Muslims […]