Select Your City
The Almond Tree

The Almond Tree

Lowest online price: 295.00 207 (30% off)
Language English
Contributor(s) Michelle Cohen Corasanti
Binding Paperback
See all details
Price Starts at

The Almond Tree Price from 1 Online Seller

Seller Seller Rating Est. Delivery Price Buying Options

0 out of 5.0 stars

  1. 5 star (0)
  2. 4 star (0)
  3. 3 star (0)
  4. 2 star (0)
  5. 1 star (0)
2 – 4 days
207.00 FREE Shipping
See a problem with these offers?
Buy the The Almond Tree from Marketplace.
The lowest price on Junglee by Amazon for the The Almond Tree is 207.00 from Marketplace.

Explore More Items Similar to The Almond Tree

Overview: The Almond Tree

About the Book: The Almond Tree Against a background torn from the pages of todays headlines, The Almond Tree, by Michelle Cohen Corasanti, recasts the Palestinians in Israel and Gaza, a people frequently in the news, but often misrepresented and deeply misunderstood. This stunning debut conveys a universal story of human courage and perseverance. Comparable to Khaled Hosseinis The Kite Runner, this novel delivers an inspirational story of unfathomable pain and an incredible perseverance. Gifted with a mind that continues to impress the elders in his village, Ahmed Hamid struggles with knowing that he can do nothing to save his friends and family. Living on occupied land, his entire village operates in fear of losing their homes, jobs, and belongings. But more importantly, they fear losing each other On Ahmeds twelfth birthday, that fear becomes reality. With his father imprisoned, his familys home and possessions confiscated, and his siblings quickly succumbing to hatred in the face of conflict, Ahmed begins an inspiring journey using his intellect to save his poor and dying family. In doing so he reclaims a love for others that was lost through a childhood rife with violence and loss, and discovers a new hope for the future. The Almond Tree humanizes a culture and brings characters from a distant land to life. "Arguably the most important book of the year" Dream Crazy Book Reviews "The story is spell-binding with universal appeal and has potential of becoming an international best-seller and can do for Palestinians what The Kite Runner did for Afghanis" The Daily Star About the Author: Michelle Cohen Corasanti Michelle Cohen Corasanti has a BA from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an MA from Harvard University, both in Middle Eastern Studies. She also holds a law degree. A Jewish American, she has lived in France, Spain, Egypt, and England, and spent seven years living in Jerusalem. She currently lives in New York with her family. The Almond Tree is her first n
Product Details
Language English
Publication Date November 1, 2013
Publisher Fingerprint Publishing
Contributor(s) Michelle Cohen Corasanti
Binding Paperback
Edition First
Page Count 352
ISBN 10 8172344872
ISBN 13 9788172344870
Dimensions and Weight
Product Weight 255 grams
Post Ad books

Customer Reviews on The Almond Tree

  1. 5 star (77)
  2. 4 star (24)
  3. 3 star (8)
  4. 2 star (0)
  5. 1 star (0)
Overall Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars
Write a review
Most Helpful Reviews
  1.  A Beautiful Mind 2 January, 2014 On

    Book Review: The Almond Tree by Michelle Cohen Corasanti: A Beautiful Mind

    The Almond Tree written by Michelle Cohen Corasanti is a story of a character larger than life itself. It is a journey comprising of despair, hunger, fear, death, life, joy, happiness, courage, sacrifice and determination. These words are less to explain what you will experience in your heart and mind while reading this book. Credit goes to the author for conceptualizing and scripting this beautiful story so brilliantly.

    Story of The Almond Tree is about a 12 years old child born in one of the Palestinian families living like slaves in a country that was once their own -Israel. Under these dire conditions members of these families were not allowed to go for a respectable job, for studies, for a well built house, for any good opportunities in their life. They could only opt for the least living standards, lowest possible work, no possibilities of growth and then their each and every move is under the supervision of army. Ahmed under such painful and stressful conditions had to see a lot during his childhood - death of his siblings due to various unwanted situations, getting his father jailed for no crime, getting debarred form their house and ultimately moving from bad to worse situation in life. But one symbolic companion that kept inspiring, motivating and helping Ahmed is an almond tree that is grown outside his house.

    An Almond Tree by Michelle Cohen Corasanti is journey of Ahmed from his childhood to his sixties and achieving and living an extraordinary life due to his determination and inner power. At some juncture the story reminded me of the movie A Beautiful Mind maybe because of the excellence with which both - the movie and this book - have been conceptualized, or maybe because of certain resemblances in the two. The story starts in the year 1955 and goes up to 2009 during which Ahmed Hamid went through various stages encountering various inspiring characters - like his father, his childhood teacher, his first love, his professor (who first was totally against Palestinians/ Jews, being an Israeli himself); and more than those the characters who tried to downtrend/ demean him from time to time.

    There are some excellent quotes in this book that the readers would love to go through on pages - 68, 72, 123, 127, 129, 240, 247, 298. There was a small proofreading mistake on page 252 where cheeks was mentioned as checks.

    I would give this book 5 out of 5 and would recommend it to readers interested in historical fiction, classical fiction, war fiction, general fiction.
    Thank you for your feedback Was this review helpful to you?
  2.  A Journey of A Book 4 March, 2014 On
    Set in the times of struggle between Palestine and Israel, The Almond Tree was a book that I was instantly interested in once I heard the setting. The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict has always been a topic I've been greatly interested in, so this was an obvious choice. And I'm glad to say it didn't disappoint me.

    Most blurb comparisons are hopelessly inaccurate, in my opinion, but The Almond Tree's gets it right when it compares the book to Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner. To read a book from the POV of a person stuck in the middle of the issue is a different experience indeed, and the author is a genius for having thought of it.

    Ahmed, a Palestinian, is a math prodigy and grew up watching the cruelties of the Israelis to the Palestinians. But when he gets a chance to study at the Hebrew University, he is unsure of whether he can survive in an environment he hates. His infinitely wise father, Baba, encourages him to grab the chance he has, and give way to tolerance and peace. But Ahmed is faced with intolerance at every turn, and has to strive to make a difference using the gifts been given him.

    One thing I'll tell you: The Almond Tree is not a happy book. Nor is it sad, not entirely, atleast, but it is an unflinchingly bare portrayal of an oppressed land, and as such, it is bound to contain the necessary brutality that comes with the territory. So I wouldn't recommend it to someone looking for some light reading, as this is the kind of book that haunts you long after its been read.

    Corasanti's characters are all complex and fleshed out marvelously so they each play an important role in the book. Be it Baba's simple words of wisdom, or Abbas's (Ahmen's brother) crippled state, they all pull their own weight in the story, making it all the more richer.

    I saw a few reviews that claimed the book was one sided, since it did not show the Israelis who fall victim to Palestinian terrorists. I'd just like to say that The Almond Tree is a work of fiction, and you cannot expect a story to be impartial, especially when its written in first person. Take it as a story of a boy, a man who grew up in the volatile environment that is Palestine, and not as a recording of history.

    Bottomline: The Almond Tree is a story of living in less than ideal times and coming forth a better person, having risen above the discriminating factors of race and preconceived ideas.
    Thank you for your feedback Was this review helpful to you?
Reviews by source
Overall Rating