I am so thankful for getting the opportunity to read and review this book, I can’t believe I never came across this sooner. The book is such a wonderfully written piece from the very first page
Archives for June 2014
Intolerance is a human being’s biggest weakness and finding peace, his greatest strength. This journey from intolerance to peace is the search for freedom. In her debut novel, ‘The Almond Tree’, Michelle Cohen Corasanti excavates a history that continues to grip the socio-political reality of the Israeli-Palestinian struggle even today.
May the battles that we fight be for the advancement of humanity, says Michelle Cohen Corasanti, in a chat with Jhinuk Sen.
Get your questions ready for an online Chat Session with Michelle Cohen Corasanti on Facebook on 14th June at 9pm (Pakistan standard time). Further information and initial discussion on the Facebook Event Page.
What Khaled Hosseini did for Afghanistan in “The Kite Runner” is what Michelle Cohen Corasanti did for Palestine in her “The Almond Tree.” A must read book for sure. – Sohni’s Mind Store
Cześc Poland! The Almond Tree Book Polish Edition has been released. Here is a peek at the front and back cover and author notes in Polish.
I have heard people talk about some books being life changers. If Kite Runner broke your heart, then this book is going to a do dervish dance on the broken pieces and make you bleed again.
The preconceived notion that the greatest creations in world literature have almost been achieved in the grim periods of time comes true with Michelle Cohen’s debut, The Almond Tree. Michelle, although is a lesser known novelist unlike other Jewish authors of enormous fame, Imre Kertész or Amos Oz but her literary explorations and rich narration can be feasibly equated to such canons of literature.
It has always been a pleasure for me to read a good book but so rarely it comes in hand. This year, I have just finished my first book and I am pretty glad about it. This is The Almond Tree, penned by Michelle Cohen Corasanti and published by Garnet, UK, in 2012…
There is an increasing trend when reviewing fiction to consider the biography of the writer, as well as the work in question. It should be the case that the reader completes the text rather than the writer (or their life) being drawn upon to explain it. But when writing about a conflict as contentious as […]