The Almond Tree

The Almond Tree

Book - 2012
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A tale of two Palestinian brothers, one full of anger and hate, the other trying to build a bridge through scientific endeavour. Gifted with a mind that continues to impress the elders in his village, Ichmad 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 Ichmad's twelfth birthday, that fear becomes reality. With his father imprisoned, his family s home and possessions confiscated, and his siblings quickly succumbing to hatred in the face of conflict, Ichmad 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
Publisher: Reading, UK : Garnet Pub. , c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781859643297
Characteristics: 348 p. ; 22 cm


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booklady413 Aug 10, 2014

I learned a great deal about Arab Israeli relations this work of fiction. The author actually lived in the Middle East for some time. Great read.

May 15, 2014

This is a fictional human interest story built around the very touchy Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It was a bit cliche in places but I still enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone who likes stories about personal or family struggles.


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