...an epic drama of the proportions of The Kite Runner, but set in Palestine. A story that grabs you from the first page and makes your heart go out to the Palestinians without pointing fingers at anyone. This novel is not a political lecture, but a gripping and compassionate work of fiction Peace will not result from any political negotiation table, neither in Madrid, nor Oslo. The miracle is happening thanks to a work of fiction; a novel (The Almond Tree) --Huffington Post, Spanish TV and Radio Host Guillermo Fesser
Corasanti's tale of resilience, hope and forgiveness is a must-read both for those who are stumbling through the Israeli-Palestinian minefield for the first time, and others who know its sorrows all too well. --Washington Report on the Middle East
If you enjoyed The Kite Runner or In the Shadow of the Banyan, you will want to read The Almond Tree --Carol Fitzgerald, co-Founder/President of The Book Report Network
About the Author
Michelle Cohen Corasanti is a former lawyer, trained in international human rights law. Her knowledge of the Israeli - Palestinian struggle comes from seven years of living in Israel, where she witnessed at first hand the struggles of the Palestinians, and heard their stories of one - room mud houses with no electricity, fathers imprisoned for decades, illiterate mothers unable to provide for their children, and small boys giving up school for manual labour. She married her Arab - Israeli husband in a traditional village wedding, and it was his story - of an incredible intelligence which took him out of the Middle East - that sparked her imagination for The Almond Tree.