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Almond Tree Book CoverThe Almond Tree by Michelle Cohen Corasanti
“An epic drama of the proportions of The Kite Runner… Grabs you from the first page… A gripping and compassionate work of fiction”
—Huffington Post

The unforgettable story of a young Palestinian boy whose mathematical gifts allow him to escape the difficulties of life as an Arab Israeli, The Almond Tree is a beautifully crafted debut novel written by a Jewish American woman from the perspective of a Palestinian Muslim male. It is about the power of love, the price of hatred, and the possibility of redemption.

Even as a young boy Ahmed Hamid struggles with knowing that he can do nothing to save his friends and family. Coming of age under Israeli martial law, his entire village operates in fear of losing their homes, jobs, and belongings. But more importantly, they fear losing each other.

On Ahmed’s twelfth birthday, that fear becomes reality.

With his father imprisoned, his family’s home and possessions confiscated, and his beloved brother Abbas succumbing to hatred in the face of conflict, Ahmed must find a way to care for his family and find a better future for himself. Gifted with a mind that can solve mathematical equations, he uses his intellect to take an inspiring journey that will lead him from his war-torn homeland to a life in America he could never have imagined for himself.

A sweeping story of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of half a century of conflict, The Almond Tree is a powerful novel that allows us to walk in one extraordinary Palestinian’s shoes and see the world through his eyes.

“Corasanti’s accomplished debut novel offers a humanistic look into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict…Sensitive, moving…” —Kirkus Reviews

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Praise for The Almond Tree

“The story is spell-binding with universal appeal…”
The Daily Star
” …a strong addition to coming of age fiction collections, highly recommended.”
The MidwestBook Review

“…one of the most riveting books I have read…
Corasanti takes a realistic premise and builds an interesting and highly believable story that only gets better as the pages fly by. While “The Almond Tree” is a fictional tale, much of it is based on the truth of what is today’s world, and as such there is also an important message located within. I highly recommend this book.”
Charline Ratcliff / Rebecca’s Reads

Almond Tree AuthorAuthor Michelle Cohen Corasanti

Michelle Cohen Corasanti received a BA from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an MA from Harvard University, both in Middle Eastern Studies. A Jewish American, she lived in Israel for seven years and was married to a Palestinian Muslim for several years afterwards. Nearly a decade in the making, The Almond Tree grew out of the many stories Michelle heard and witnessed while living with Palestinians and Israeli friends and family she knew and loved in Israel and at Harvard. She currently lives in New York with her family.

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Blog Tour Giveaway

$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

Ends 6/15/14

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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Tour Schedule
May 28th

I Am A Reader – Spotlight
the road goes ever ever on – Review
Cherry Mischievous – Spotlight
My Ereader and Me – Spotlight
Kelly P’s Blog – Spotlight
Room With Books – Guest Post
Coffee Books & Art – Spotlight

May 29th

A Touch of Book Madness – Review
Beck Valley Books – Spotlight
Book Reviews And Giveaways – Review

May 30th

redpillows – Review
Triquetra Reviews – Spotlight

May 31st

Britt’s Book and Life Blog – Review

June 1st

Vonnie’s Reading Corner – Review

June 2nd

Joy in the Moments – Review
deal sharing aunt – Spotlight

June 3rd

Girl of 1000 Wonders – Review
From the Bootheel Cotton Patch – Spotlight

June 4th

3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! –  Spoglight
Mythical Books – Spotlight
Victoria Simcox’s Blog – Spotlight

Book Reviews and Giveaways – Spotlight

June 5th
Christy’s Cozy Corners – Spotlight
My Devotional Thoughts – Spotlight

June 6th

Sun Mountain Reviews – Spotlight
Enter Here Canada – Spotlight
Cassandra M’s Place – Spotlight
Sweeping Me – Spotlight

Comments

  1. This sounds like a good book!

  2. It is a great book 🙂

    Thanks Kathy.