A review on the Almond Tree

6 Mar

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Garnet on Publishing

The Almond Tree, by Michelle Cohen Corasanti, Garnet Publishing September 2012

Reviewed by: Jamal Kanj, January 23, 2013

I must confess reading a novel is not high on my list. At times, I made exceptions for novels with social or historical elements. The Almond Tree was one of those exceptions.

The Almond TreeThe Almond Tree is a moving and powerful novel based on historical events the writer successfully weaves harmoniously in more than 300 pages. It is the type of story that will keep the reader wondering where reality ends and when fiction starts.

The book focuses on the inimitable personal experiences of Palestinians who remained in what became the state of Israel- ostensibly granted Israeli citizens- occupation and refugee camps in Gaza. The story deals with the human side of the trials of Palestinians since the creation of the state of Israel leading to contemporary occupation, illegal settlements…

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