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…
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“Some of my second year English class students at CICA who are reading “The Almond Tree”. The process has been a grand learning pattern for the students as their Lecturer is a Jew who is teaching in a Muslim school and the respect and appreciation from each has been tremendous.” – Professor Branger Raymond Miller, […]
Like Cry, The Beloved Country, written by a white man in the voice of a black South African, which created awareness of Apartheid and Uncle Tom’s Cabin which was written by a white woman in the voice of a black slave and helped bring about the Civil war that ended slavery, Michelle has written in the voice of a Palestinian Muslim to shine a light on the plight of the Palestinians. Major publications such as The Huffington Post, Washington Report on the Middle East and The Daily Star say that The Almond Tree can be a game changer…
What will you do, if you move into a different world, away from all your worries and there is only peace, only peace there? Well, eh…I know that place and if you also want to be at that place then you indeed have to read this book.
If taken a pen or pencil to sit and mark the best parts of the book, then maybe the whole book has to be highlighted. The book remains with the reader for a long time even after the completion of the book! The Almond Tree by Michelle Cohen Corasanti is the most stunning debut book I have ever read…
Palestinian history through the eyes of the oppressed – by a Jewish American writer. The Almond Tree gets reviewed by writer and novelist and human rights activist in Syria Ghalia Kabbani for The Majalla Magazine. This review is in Arabic and can be viewed at http://www.majalla.com/arb/2013/05/article55245056.
THE ALMOND TREE was recently featured in the Italian version of Marie Claire magazine, which described it as “An intense novel on a tormented country where finding a way out from hate is difficult (but possible).”
Brazillian Rights to The Almond Tree were acquired by Record through a pre-emptive offer thanks to my fabulous agent Marina Penalva Halpin of the Pontas Literary & Film Agency. Further information is available on the Foreign and Movie Rights Page.
The Almond Tree books’ foreign and movie rights continues to grow with the addition of Chinese Complex Characters’ Rights (Taiwan) sold to Faces/Cite Publishing. View all all foreign and movie rights and the various different cover versions of the book on the Foreign and Movie Rights Page.
“The Almond Tree,” is one of the most moving and powerful novels I’ve read. It’s the kind of book that takes the reader into another world, a world of poverty and war, brutality, sorrow and love. And in the process we become aware of ourselves as human beings; the beauty and the horror we create. […]